The High Court in the UK will this Friday decide if an appeal against the Home Office backed decision to extradite Gary McKinnon on hacking charges to the US is to be upheld or, as seems likely, not. McKinnon has been accused of what US prosecutors refer to the [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry2863.html"]biggest military computer hack of all time[/URL] after hacking into US military computers right after the 9/11 attacks. He is said to have deleted files, [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3877.html"]bringing the station to a standstill[/URL], at the New Jersey Naval Base that has responsibility for supplying munitions to the Atlantic Fleet. McKinnon, a former systems …

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I had a call this morning asking me to go on the radio tomorrow morning. It was from BBC London and I'll be on at 7.20am UK time, thanks for asking - discussing this story about the [URL="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8019948.stm"]terrorist Cyberthreat to the 2012 Olympics[/URL]. The man suggesting there is such a threat is David Blunkett, formerly Home Secretary, which made him responsible for protecting the country - he was actually in the job on 11 September 2001 when the problem was of course tragically highlighted internationally. So he's not a lightweight. The thing is, he's now issuing this warning about the …

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Reports suggest that Google Earth might have put the top secret British nuclear defence headquarters, at the Faslane HM Naval Base Clyde in Scotland, at risk from terrorist attack after the satellite mapping shows clear images of the facility. The images are highly detailed and even show a couple of Vanguard Class submarines docked. Newspaper reports recount how a couple of years back Google was asked to blur British military bases in Iraq as well as certain strategic military installations in the UK on grounds of national security. I am led to believe that updates to Google Earth have meant …

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