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Barrett Brown Agrees to Stop Talking to the Media

6 years ago by Eric Nicholson
When federal agents raided local hacktivist Barrett Brown's apartment last fall, throwing him in prison for what could wind up being the rest of his life, they succeeded in shutting him up for about a day. Soon, however, he was scribbling letters from prison claiming the FBI had broken his...
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Barrett Brown Gets 63 Months in Federal Prison

5 years ago by Stephen Young
Anonymous associate and freelance investigative journalist Barrett Brown, who's already spent more than two years behind bars, learned today that he will be locked up for three more. Brown, who admitted to being an accessory after the fact to accessing a protected computer -- he linked to data obtained from...
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Anonymous Frontman Barrett Brown's Mom Was Sentenced to Probation Today

6 years ago by Amy Martyn
By most accounts, local Anonymous hacktivist Barrett Brown has a loving mother. In its detailed profile of Brown from a few years ago, D Magazine reported that Karen McCutchin had paid to get the carpet in his messy Uptown apartment shampooed before reporters visited. And before FBI agents raided McCutchin's...
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Is Anonymous Hacktivist Barrett Brown a Journalist? His Supporters Say So.

7 years ago by Eric Nicholson
The media has had a hard time labeling Barrett Brown. "Anonymous spokesman" doesn't fit because Anonymous is too anarchic and loosely organized to have a spokesman. For the same reason, he's not the collective's "self-proclaimed" spokesman, though he did have more than his share of media appearances. The best option...
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Barrett Brown Was Hit With a Third Indictment Yesterday, This Time For Concealing Evidence

7 years ago by Anna Merlan
For the third time in four months, former self-proclaimed Anonymous spokesman Barrett Brown has been indicted on federal charges, this time for concealing evidence. Brown has already been charged with a laundry list of crimes. He was arrested in September, after a raid on his Dallas apartment, then charged in...
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Is Barrett Brown the Threatening One, or Is It the Guys Who Locked Him Up?

7 years ago by Jim Schutze
Last year, D Magazine Editor Tim Rogers wrote a portrait of Barrett Brown, who claims to be a spokesman for the hacktivist group Anonymous. Rogers won a much-deserved National Magazine Award for the piece, from which emerged a bright, alternately charming and irritating, always interesting, profoundly screwed-up young man. My...
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Anonymous Spokesman Barrett Brown Was Arrested in Dallas Last Night

7 years ago by Eric Nicholson
Credit: Wired You know Barrett Brown as one of the few public faces of Anonymous, the hacktivist collective. He spends much of his time in Dallas. He was arrested last night during an FBI raid that happened to occur while he was in an online chat. Wired gives the play-by-play:...
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Anonymous' Barrett Brown Pleads Not Guilty To Stratfor Hacking Charges

7 years ago by Anna Merlan
Hacktivist collective Anonymous has had a busy couple days, fighting their old foe the Westboro Baptist Church. Meanwhile, court records show that their former self-proclaimed spokesperson, Barrett Brown, has pleaded not guilty to twelve charges related to the hacking of the intelligence firm Stratfor. Brown was arrested and his Dallas...
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Anonymous Hacktivist Barrett Brown Can Use Money His Supporters Raised for His Defense

6 years ago by Anna Merlan
Barrett Brown's had a rough few months, each one a little worse than the last. In September, he was raided, arrested and ultimately charged with threatening an FBI agent on YouTube and Twitter. In December the feds threw some more charges at him, this time for sharing a link related...
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Anonymous' Barrett Brown is Mentally Fit to Stand Trial, a Prison Psychologist Has Decided

7 years ago by Eric Nicholson
A lot has happened to Barrett Brown since heavily armed federal agents raided his Dallas apartment and threw him in jail: The Anonymous-affiliated hacktivist was indicted on charges of threatening an FBI agent via loopy YouTube rant, then doxing said agent by publishing his personal information on the Internet; his...

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