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UFO hacker Gary McKinnon's extradition on hold

Posted on Friday, 21 May, 2010 | Comment icon 349 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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The extradition of UFO hacker Gary McKinnon has been put on hold for a judicial review by the new home secretary.

McKinnon was arrested back in 2002 after he was caught hacking in to US military systems in a search for classified information about UFOs, he has since been fighting to avoid being extradited from the UK.

"The extradition of Scots-born computer hacker Gary Mckinnon has been put on hold."

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Comment icon #340 Posted by Seany on 4 June, 2010, 23:09
I suspect he, did not find any thing, or is not being truthful about what he was looking for. IF he really did brake in to find UFO files and then did not post them if he found any I would be surprised. u seem to be uninformed ... bfore you 'suspect', you need to read more on the matter;using a dial up modem it took that dude ages to get a single image to load ... he claimed to have found info on th ematter in in form of documents ... did yo uknow in America they changed some laws overnight trying to get him ASAP in the states ... They are serious about getting their hands on him... if he real... [More]
Comment icon #341 Posted by Seany on 4 June, 2010, 23:10
No I believe the only important lifeform in a reality is the one at the centre of it. That lifeform shapes how its reality unfolds with its perceptions and if its perceptions allows for aliens to exist theres a good chance they will turn up. ;; i like your thinking
Comment icon #342 Posted by regeneratia on 1 December, 2010, 19:54
WikiLeaks cables: US spurned Gary McKinnon plea from Gordon Brown Prime minister made personal request to allow British man who hacked into US computer systems to serve sentence in UK http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/30/wikileaks-cables-gary-mckinnon-gordon-brown
Comment icon #343 Posted by Finity on 1 December, 2010, 22:06
It's obvious they don't want to lock him up because of what he did. They want control of him because of what hes capable of, so that enemies of the US can't make him an "offer he can't refuse". I know the US like to think they police the world, but the UK should tell them to FO.
Comment icon #344 Posted by DONTEATUS on 2 December, 2010, 4:15
It's obvious they don't want to lock him up because of what he did. They want control of him because of what hes capable of, so that enemies of the US can't make him an "offer he can't refuse". I know the US like to think they police the world, but the UK should tell them to FO. I say the Same, Let Him out and make sure all the medias know the time and location of said release. I wish him well as can be ,for a Hacker,Always a Hacker!
Comment icon #345 Posted by psyche101 on 2 December, 2010, 6:23
It's obvious they don't want to lock him up because of what he did. They want control of him because of what hes capable of, so that enemies of the US can't make him an "offer he can't refuse". I know the US like to think they police the world, but the UK should tell them to FO. He seems to be rather incapable, he stumbled onto an open server and tried some basic passwords. I expect the admins that put a Windows box up as security without a UNIX firewall in fornt of it might also be looking at a dubious future. They deserve no less. However, what he did was try an open door, and walk in. If yo... [More]
Comment icon #346 Posted by booNyzarC on 2 December, 2010, 7:00
He seems to be rather incapable, he stumbled onto an open server and tried some basic passwords. I expect the admins that put a Windows box up as security without a UNIX firewall in fornt of it might also be looking at a dubious future. They deserve no less. However, what he did was try an open door, and walk in. If you do that to your neighbour, that is stealing, same here. If he was half decent at data admin he would have had backups all over the planet to prove his case. He had nothing, and was pretty hopeless, that is why he was caught so easily. I do not think they would want somone so ea... [More]
Comment icon #347 Posted by DrunkDwarf on 2 December, 2010, 12:42
Honestly, I consider him as much a victim as a perpetrator. He was convinced by the Disclosure Project and people like Steven Greer, Stanton Friedman, Paola Harris, Linda Moulton Howe, and numerous other notorious members of the UFO Hall of Shame that this kind of action might be noble. He was driven by the curiosity that these charlatans provoke in their efforts to drive book sales, speaking opportunities, conventions, TV spots, and even films now. Just a minor point, the wording of this paragraph seems to suggest that Stanton T. Friedman is one of the members of the UFO Hall of Shame you've ... [More]
Comment icon #348 Posted by booNyzarC on 2 December, 2010, 13:10
Just a minor point, the wording of this paragraph seems to suggest that Stanton T. Friedman is one of the members of the UFO Hall of Shame you've posted, which isn't the case, he is infact on the UFO Hall of Fame on the same site. True in the literal sense of where he ranks on that web site, thanks for the correction DrunkDwarf.
Comment icon #349 Posted by mcrom901 on 2 December, 2010, 14:41
we can replace it with this entry.... http://www.ufowatchdog.com/philip_klass.htm


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