Feeds

UK man convicted of cyberstalking

Hell hath no fury like an anorak scorned

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

A spurned lover, who used email to stalk his ex, made legal history when he was convicted yesterday. Cambridge graduate Nigel Harris, 23, became the first person in the UK to be prosecuted for cyberspace harassment. Harris was told to stay away from his former partner Claire Dawson in a ruling by Horseferry Road magistrates’ court, London. The court heard how Dawson, 22, received offensive messages via the Internet at the children’s charity where she worked. Harris threatened her by mimicking horror film characters on her answer machine, according to today’s Daily Telegraph. Dawson, who met Harris in 1996 at Trinity College, Cambridge, said her ex had refused to accept the two year relationship was over. Harris denied the charges, claiming the two were in love when the emails were sent. He was given a two-year conditional discharge. ®

Remote control for virtualized desktops

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
UK.gov pushes for SWIFT ACTION against nuisance calls, threatens £500k fines
DCMS seeks lowering of legal threshold to fight rogue firms
Just don't blame Bono! Apple iTunes music sales PLUMMET
Cupertino revenue hit by cheapo downloads, says report
Hungary's internet tax cannot be allowed to set a precedent, says EC
More protests planned against giga-tariff for Tuesday evening
US court SHUTS DOWN 'scammers posing as Microsoft, Facebook support staff'
Netizens allegedly duped into paying for bogus tech advice
ISPs handbagged: BLOCK knock-off sites, rules beak
Historic trademark victory, but sunset clause applies to future blocks
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
How to simplify SSL certificate management
Simple steps to take control of SSL certificates across the enterprise, and recommendations centralizing certificate management throughout their lifecycle.