Barrett Brown

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Barrett BrownName: Barrett Lancaster Brown

Born: August 14, 1981, in Dallas, Texas USA

Computer-related contributions

  • American activist, author, freelance writer, journalist, satirist, and essayist.
  • Known as the unofficial spokesperson for the hacktivist collective Anonymous, a title he disputes.
  • Founder of Project PM, a research collaboration and wiki, to aid the analysis of the vast troves of hacked e-mails and other leaked information about the inner workings of the cyber-military-industrial complex.
  • Convicted and served time in Federal Prison for sharing an HTTP link to information publicly released during the 2012 Stratfor e-mail leak among countless other charges.
  • Has written for Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, True/Slant, The Guardian, and other publications.
  • Acted as the Director of Communications for Enlighten the Vote, an atheist PAC.

Significant publications

  • Flock of Dodos: Behind Modern Creationism, Intelligent Design and the Easter Bunny (2007).


"We're losing hope in the idea of trying to convince the American people to pay attention to something that matters. To some extent we are all the enemy, all of us have failed."