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Gary McKinnon

1966 - Today

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Gary McKinnon (born 10 February 1966) is a Scottish systems administrator and hacker who was accused in 2002 of perpetrating the "biggest military computer hack of all time", although McKinnon himself states that he was merely looking for evidence of free energy suppression and a cover-up of UFO activity and other technologies potentially useful to the public. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gary McKinnon has received more than 2,035,770 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Gary McKinnon is the 130th most popular computer scientist (down from 105th in 2019), the 3,916th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,440th in 2019) and the 10th most popular British Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Gary McKinnon ranks 130 out of 201Before him are Kathleen Antonelli, Michael Dertouzos, Phil Zimmermann, Shafi Goldwasser, Richard E. Stearns, and Andy Rubin. After him are Anita Borg, Bill Joy, Charles P. Thacker, Randy Pausch, Audrey Tang, and Jaron Lanier.

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Among people born in 1966, Gary McKinnon ranks 219Before him are Natja Brunckhorst, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Canyon, Tyler Mane, Jovanotti, and Wataru Takagi. After him are Ana Torrent, Jerry Cantrell, Dexter Fletcher, Nuno Gomes Nabiam, Derek Sherinian, and Hansi Kürsch.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Gary McKinnon ranks 3,916 out of 7,765Before him are Joseph Thomson (1858), Antonia Thomas (1986), James Robertson Justice (1907), Stuart McCall (1964), Frank Dillane (1991), and Simon Fuller (1960). After him are Simon Gallup (1960), James Wilson (1805), Charles Robert Cockerell (1788), Karen Gillan (1987), Jimmy Hogan (1882), and Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey (1768).


Among computer scientists born in United Kingdom, Gary McKinnon ranks 10Before him are Maurice Wilkes (1913), James H. Wilkinson (1919), Geoffrey Hinton (1947), Stephen Wolfram (1959), Karen Spärck Jones (1935), and Robin Milner (1934). After him are Bill Moggridge (1943), Richard Garriott (1961), Martin Fowler (1963), Paul Graham (1964), Alan Cox (1968), and Andrew Morton (1959).