Date set for next chapter in Gary McKinnon case

According to ZDNet, the high court is set to hear a London-based hacker’s application for judicial review of a previous decision by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) not to prosecute him in the UK.

Lord Justice Stanley Burnton and Mr Justice Wilkie will hear 43-year-old Gary McKinnon’s application for a judicial review on 14 July.

McKinnon was arrested seven years ago, after allegedly hacking his way into computers belonging to the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, Department of Defense and NASA.

The self-confessed hacker claims that he broke into the computer systems only to hunt for top secret information about anti-gravity propulsion systems and alien technology which he believed the authorities were hiding from the public.

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