No heroes or villains in McKinnon case

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No heroes or villains in McKinnon case

To the United States Department of Justice, Gary McKinnon is a suspected criminal; to a growing number of people in the UK, his country of birth, he’s some kind of hero. The lone hacker from Crouch End that dares to take on the might of a bullying superpower.

The charges levelled against McKinnon by the US Department of Justice are undoubtedly serious. He is alleged to have “accessed and damaged without authorization 92 computers belonging to the United States Army, Navy, Air Force and Department of Defense.” He is also said to have installed a ...

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