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Kevin M. Gallagher
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Kevin M. Gallagher is a writer, musician and systems administrator based in western Massachusetts. He graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He’s currently pursuing activism on issues related to digital rights: freedom of information, privacy, and copyright; while also taking an interest in information security. He is the director and founder of Free Barrett Brown, a support network, nonprofit advocacy organization and legal defense fund formed for the purpose of assisting the prominent internet activist and journalist, Barrett Brown, who is the founder of Project PM and was formerly associated with Anonymous.

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Private Spies Deserve More Scrutiny

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 5:46 PM

It turns out being the only imprisoned journalist in the United States doesn't get you on CNN or MSNBC. If you're Barrett Brown, a firebrand with an outlandish style, a penchant for insulting those very outlets and a history of working with hacktivist collectives, you can consider yourself lucky to...

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Why Barrett Brown's Trial Matters

(3) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 4:27 PM

Before he was arrested and detained, I asked Barrett Brown why he didn't encrypt his communications. He replied, "I don't consider myself a criminal in any shape or form and never have, and refuse to 'hide' from a government I see as illegitimate."

As a journalist who'd been around...

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Anti-Establishment Journalist Has Spent 400 Days in Jail

(34) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 12:54 PM

According to a recent report by the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Obama administration is not the most transparent in history, but rather the most secretive and least friendly to the press. Leak investigations and mass surveillance have together created a hostile environment for journalists and their sources.

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Barrett Brown Awaits Trial on Spurious Charges in Texas

(9) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 11:07 AM

In one of his final missives before his dramatic arrest, Barrett Brown stated "The question we need to ask -- and we need to have the answers, the facts, in front of us when we ask it, if we intend to answer it -- is how much good...

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