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Anonymous' Barrett Brown Is Free--and Ready to Pick New Fights

• Wired by Andy Greenberg

Just nine months earlier the group had hacked the private intelligence firm Stratfor and dumped five million of its emails, the crime to which Brown would later be tied and sentenced to five years in prison.

Today, just a few weeks after Brown walked out of Texas's Three Rivers Federal Correctional Institute, Anonymous has shrunk to a thin imitation of the hacker army it once was. But with or without the hacktivist group that he championed, Brown can't imagine a better time to resume his work as a journalist and radical information agitator. "When things deteriorate, when the system destroys itself as it's doing right now and does so in such an obvious and disgusting way, my ideas seem less crazy," he says.

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