But one hacker who doesn't want to go to the US is Gary McKinnon, the ex-systems administrator accused of conducting the biggest military hack of all time: breaking into Nasa and the Pentagon. He found out this week his appeal against extradition will be heard by the Lords.
Meanwhile spammers are jumping on the Simpsons Movie bandwagon by offering an email complete with Homer's underpants. Ay caramba!
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"Most people accept the laws of countries they are currently in. What is going on with Gary McKinnon is that all of a sudden we find we are subject to the laws of a country we may well have never visited. More importantly we have had no say in electing its government and influencing what we consider to be reasonable tariffs for crimes committed."
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