The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Barret Brown

Barrett Brown is a writer and anarchist activist. His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Intercept, Al Jazeera, and dozens of other outlets. He founded Project PM, a think tank, assigned to oversee an investigation into the private espionage industry and the intelligence community. In 2011 and 2012, he worked with Anonymous on campaigns involving the Tunisian revolution, government misconduct, and other issues which resulted in his sentence to four years in federal prison. While imprisoned, he won the National Magazine Award for his column, “The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Prison.”

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Cyber Crime and IRL Punishment

Jake Davis is a former hacker. He has worked with Anonymous, LulzSec, and similar hacktivist groups. He was an associate of the Internet group Anonymous which has publicly claimed various online attacks, including hacking HBGary, Westboro Baptist Church, and Gawker.