lördag 31 oktober 2009

Hacker extradition scandal

The case of the autistic computer hacker whom the Americans are trying to extradite is worrying. The legislation is intended to be used against terrorists, and nobody has even suggested that the man concerned has any terrorist links.

If anyone should be on trial, it is the US military and their computer software consultants responsible for the lapse, and who have evidently failed to maintain the security of their systems.

The British courts should have dismissed the extradition request out of hand. What is going on here?

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