18th June 2012
Dear Aung San Suu Kyi,
As you make this historic return to England, forgive me for invoking a sense of shared suffering, for both you, and my son Gary McKinnon have endured a form of imprisonment for the past decade.
My son Gary has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of Autism, and was arrested in London in March 2002 for computer misuse and has now been under virtual house arrest for over ten years while fighting Extradition to the U.S.
People find it hard to believe that this can be happening in England in the year 2012 but happening it is.
Gary was arrested more than ten years ago for allegedly hacking into NASA and Pentagon computers from his bedroom in London while searching for evidence of UFO’s and Free energy that Gary believed was being suppressed by the American Government. He left cheeky cyber notes telling the U.S that their security was virtually nonexistent and that he’d continue disrupting by leaving such notes until someone at the top listened to him and installed passwords and firewalls that should have been there in the first place to protect their systems, but weren’t.
To his detriment Gary also left a cyber note saying that American foreign policy was akin to state sponsored terrorism. Had this been scrawled on a wall few would have noticed and to a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome, telling the truth as he saw it was as natural as getting out of bed in the morning. However Gary had now not only embarrassed the U.S by highlighting their lack of any basic security, but he had angered them.
Someone with Aspergers could never have realised the horrendous consequences that would arise from a country whose first amendment is one of Free Speech, or that an Extradition Treaty with America, yet to be written, could allow him (without any evidence being presented to a British court) to be forcibly removed from his home, his family and all that he has ever known,……..
Click here to finish reading …..http://www.londontv.net/aung-san-suu.html
A quick check at twitter.com shows they are indeed down …and I double checked again at downrightnow.com/twitter
Is there a problem with their servers or have they become the victims of a DDoS….?
At least I don’t rely on twitter to earn my living some folks do Take klout.com for example, whose whole business model practically depends on Twitter staying up and running – now, NONE of their clients can access their Oauth keys, meaning they cannot login to Klout…
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