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NASA hacker Gary McKinnon will not face charges in the UK

NASA hacker Gary McKinnon will not face charges in the UK

46-year-old hacker, who hunted for secrets about UFOs, will NOT be charged in the UK after escaping extradition to the United States.

Gary McKinnon saved from extradition after ten year fight

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Gary McKinnon, the British hacker who has been fighting a high profile campaign for ten years to avoid extradition to the United States, has had his extradition blocked by the UK government.

Gary McKinnon extradition - decision due

Gary McKinnon extradition - decision due

British hacker Gary McKinnon will find out today whether or not he will be extradited and stand trial in the United States for what was described as "the biggest military computer hack of all time".

Anonymous attacks UK Prime Minister and Home Office websites with DDoS assault

Anonymous attacks UK Prime Minister and Home Office websites with DDoS assault

Anonymous hacktivists have launched a distributed denial-of-service attack against the British government's Home Office website, preventing legitimate users from visiting the site by flooding it with unwanted internet traffic.

TVShack's Richard O'Dwyer "sold down the river" as extradition to USA cleared

TVShack's Richard O'Dwyer "sold down the river" as extradition to USA cleared

The British Home Secretary, Theresa May, has approved the extradition to the United States of the 23-year-old student who created the TVShack website.

Should having autism be a legal defence to hacking charges?

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Gary McKinnon and Ryan Cleary have raised the profile of hackers with autism. With this week marking the 10th anniversary of Gary McKinnon's arrest, and with his fate still hanging in the balance, how likely is it that his condition will play a part in preventing his extradition?

Man charged with NASA hack, on 10th anniversary of Gary McKinnon's arrest

'Stop spy on us!' 14 NASA sites hacked

It's ten years since British hacker Gary McKinnon was arrested, and now another hacker has been indicted for allegedly hacking into NASA computers.

Ryan Cleary has Asperger's syndrome, court hears

Ryan Cleary 'has Asperger's syndrome', court hears

The hacking suspect, charged with launching a denial-of-service attack against the SOCA website, suffers from Asperger's syndrome and agoraphobia, a London court is told.

Obama: Gary McKinnon's fate is in the hands of the British legal system

Obama calls for change to NSA's bulk phone record collection

Barack Obama has said that the decision as to whether hacker Gary McKinnon should be extradited to the United States lies with the British legal system.

Cameron: Decision on Gary McKinnon will be 'weeks rather than months'

Cameron: Decision on Gary McKinnon will be 'weeks rather than months'

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he expects a decision to be made about the fate of hacker Gary McKinnon in "weeks rather than months". In an interview with Tom Bradby, a reporter with ITN TV news, Cameron Read more…

Nick Clegg appears to backtrack over intervention in Gary McKinnon case

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Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister of the UK, has shocked supporters of Gary McKinnon, by saying that the newly elected British Goverment may not be able to prevent the extradition of the self-confessed NASA hacker. According to newspaper reports, Read more…

British Home Secretary reconsiders extradition of Gary McKinnon

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The UK's recent change of government will no doubt be getting the thumbs-up from supporters of computer hacker Gary McKinnon, after it was announced that the new Home Secretary, Theresa May, has put his extradition to the United States on Read more…

Hacker's mother stands against Jack Straw in UK election

Hacker's mother stands against Jack Straw in UK election

The mother of computer hacker Gary McKinnon has announced that she will stand against Justice Secretary Jack Straw in the upcoming British parliamentary elections. Janis Sharp, who has campaigned tirelessly for her son who faces extradition to the USA after Read more…

Hacker Gary McKinnon may not be extradited to USA after all

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British hacker Gary McKinnon, who broke into United States military systems in his hunt for evidence of UFOs and extraterrestial technology, has received what may turn out to be a last minute reprieve from being extradited to the USA. Late Read more…

Bad news for NASA hacker Gary McKinnon - extradition seems imminent

Bad news for NASA hacker Gary McKinnon - extradition seems imminent

According to media reports, British Home Secretary Alan Johnson has rejected a last-bid attempt by Gary McKinnon's supporters to prevent his extradition to the United States. Concerns have been raised that 43-year-old McKinnon, who was arrested almost eight years ago Read more…

UK Home Secretary "stops clock" on NASA hacker's extradition

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British Home Secretary Alan Johnson has confirmed the House of Commons that he has "stopped the clock" on the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the United States. Answering a question yesterday from Conservative MP David Burrowes, who counts McKinnon amongst Read more…

NASA hacker's extradition to USA delayed by British Home Office

NASA hacker's extradition to USA delayed by British Home Office

The British Home Office has agreed to delay extradition proceedings against NASA hacker Gary McKinnon, pending a fresh consideration of the evidence, focusing on his medical condition. McKinnon's lawyer, Karen Todner, is quoted as saying: "We do take some hope Read more…

Hacker Gary McKinnon fails to have his case heard in front of UK Supreme Court

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Yesterday, as I was returning from a vacation in Istanbul (I'll leave stories of my close encounter with a bellydancer and a bout of food poisoning - hopefully unrelated - to another time), I heard of the latest sadly predictable Read more…

Video: Gary McKinnon's supporters to lodge an appeal

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This story about Gary McKinnon failing in his attempt to get the UK to overturn its decision not to try him in his home country (and thus allow him to be extradited) is making headline news in the UK today. Read more…

A bad day for NASA hacker Gary McKinnon

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The latest page of the long-running saga of Gary McKinnon has been written. And it doesn't read well for the London-based hacker and his many supporters. Today McKinnon lost a judicial review, which he hoped would have lead to a Read more…