×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

British Hacker loses extradition appeal

jabithew (1340853) writes | more than 4 years ago

Security 0

jabithew (1340853) writes "British hacker Gary McKinnon has today lost his appeal to avoid extradition to the United States for hacking into the computers of several Federal institutions, while looking for evidence of UFOs. This is not quite the end of the line for Gary, as he can still appeal to the Law Lords and to the European Court of Human Rights. Nevertheless, there remain important questions. For the British; are we happy with the Crown Prosecution Service refusing to prosecute for the relatively minor offence of computer misuse so that the Federal government can prosecute for $500,000 of criminal damage? And for the Americans; how do you feel about your government pursuing a self-described loner with Aspergers looking for UFOs? And finally, in general, do Slashdotters feel that a person with a mild autism-spectrum disorder can have a fair trial in a foreign country? Mr. McKinnon's plight has been discussed here many times before."
Link to Original Source

0 comment

Check for New Comments
Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Sign up for Slashdot Newsletters
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...