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UK to extradite hacker with autism to US to face trial for breaking into state computers

Lauri Love (L) reacts as he leaves after his extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, Sep. 16, 2016. REUTERS Today a court in London okayed the extradition of a British hacker with autism to the United States, where he will face trial for breaking into high-security U.S. government computers. Lauri LoveREUTERS/Peter Nicholls Lauri Love, 31, who is described in the …

UK faces Human Rights challenge to state’s bulk hacking abroad

Privacy rights organization Privacy International has filed another legal challenge to the UK government’s use of bulk hacking against foreigners. The filing, with the European Court of Human Rights, follows Privacy International’s attempt earlier this year to challenge the use of bulk hacking against foreigners via the local oversight court for the UK’s intelligence agencies, the IPT. However the Tribunal refused to rule on whether GCHQ’s use of bulk hacking against …