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 1,875,971 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Gary McKinnon is the 105th most popular computer scientist (down from 99th in 2019), the 3,444th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,048th in 2019) and the 9th most popular British Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Gary McKinnon ranks 105 out of 205Before him are Kenneth E. Iverson, Joseph Sifakis, Paul G. Comba, Yukihiro Matsumoto, Ivar Jacobson, and Abraham Lempel. After him are Jack Dorsey, Richard Garriott, Richard E. Stearns, James H. Clark, Karen Spärck Jones, and Bill Joy.

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Among people born in 1966, Gary McKinnon ranks 168Before him are Claudia Wells, Hill Harper, Tom Henning Øvrebø, Indira Radić, Tamlyn Tomita, and François Omam-Biyik. After him are Dexter Fletcher, Karin Viard, Anna Rita Del Piano, Dmitry Rybolovlev, Sayuri Yamaguchi, and Stefan Raab.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Gary McKinnon ranks 3,444 out of 6,924Before him are John Powell (1963), Bob Anderson (1922), Flora Robson (1902), Harry Kane (1993), Nicholas Hoult (1989), and Kay Kendall (1927). After him are Gabrielle Anwar (1970), Dexter Fletcher (1966), John Negroponte (1939), Hugh Falconer (1808), Edward Carpenter (1844), and George Back (1796).


Among computer scientists born in United Kingdom, Gary McKinnon ranks 9Before him are Edgar F. Codd (1923), Maurice Wilkes (1913), James H. Wilkinson (1919), Stephen Wolfram (1959), Robin Milner (1934), and Geoffrey Hinton (1947). After him are Richard Garriott (1961), Karen Spärck Jones (1935), Bill Moggridge (1943), Paul Graham (1964), Alan Cox (1968), and Martin Fowler (1963).