Coming to America

British UFO junkie and computer hacker Gary McKinnon is headed to America shortly, to stand trial for breaking into dozens of military computers back in 2001 and 2002. Among other things, one potential implication of this is that McKinnon may become better-known here in the United States – perhaps even as well-known as in Britain, where he’s been something of a cause celebre for the past couple years.

Regardless of what country you’re in, if you’d like to get the full story on Gary McKinnon, you can – if you’d like – download this BBC program about him (40MB, 45-minute MP3 file; do the “save as” thing, rather than trying to stream it, please.) As far as I’m aware, it’s the best, most in-depth examination of his (alleged) crimes, and the various dramas surrounding his fight against extradition across the Atlantic. Good stuff, if you’re into that sort of thing…

Published in: Geekiness, General, History, Security | on July 30th, 2008| Comments Off on Coming to America

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