Barrett Brown, regular contributor to The Onion, discusses the apparent attack on WikiLeaks by several national intelligence agencies, how hyperlinks make internet-sourced information easier to fact check than traditional media, the upcoming release (April 5 at the National Press Club) of a WikiLeaks video that reveals a Pentagon murder-coverup and why effective data encryption is now more important than ever.
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Barrett Brown is a contributor to Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, Skeptic, True Slant and The Onion. His work has appeared in dozens of other publications and outlets. He serves as director of communications for Enlighten the Vote, a political action committee dedicated to the advancement of the Establishment Clause. He is the author of Flock of Dodos: Behind Modern Creationism, Intelligent Design and the Easter Bunny and the upcoming book Hot, Fat & Clouded: The Amazing and Amusing Failures of America’s Chattering Class.