An anonymous reader writes: Autistic hacker Gary McKinnon has called on the newly-elected British Government to put its money where its mouth is and tear up his extradition order.
Both David Cameron, the newly elected Prime Minister, and Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime minister, voiced their support for McKinnon's campaign against extradition to the US on charges of hacking into US military and NASA computers, looking for evidence of UFOs.
Cameron's coalition partner, Clegg had even joined McKinnon's mother, Janis Sharp on a protest march.
Many politicians in the new Government rallied behind McKinnon, whose hobby-hacking from his girlfriend's flat in Wood Green, North London, attracted the attention of US military cyber intelligence agents in 2002. McKinnon was diagnosed with autism while fighting the extradition order in court.
The US extradition relied on its insistence that McKinnon had intentionally caused $700,000 of damage to their computers.
McKinnon's solicitor, Karen Todner, wrote to the Home Secretary yesterday, asking whether, the new Liberal Conservative government will act upon their previous public statements that it would be unjust to extradite Mr McKinnon.