Feeds

McKinnon's mum up for human rights gong

Shortlisted for 'Pentagon hacker' extradition fight

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Janis Sharp, the campaigning mum of alleged Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon, has been shortlisted for a human rights award by Liberty.

The human rights charity recognised her efforts in battling for her son and against the Extradition Act; critics argue the law is one-sided.

"I’m incredibly honoured and hoping this will help Gary’s case further by bringing more attention to his plight and to the whitewash Extradition treaty review," Sharp said on Friday.

"I don’t know yet who else has been shortlisted or who votes for the award," she added.

The awards take place on Tuesday, 22 November at Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London.

The event will feature a special presentation to Kim Traavik, the Norwegian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, in honour of the victims of the Norway gun massacre in July and the "dignity and humanity of Norway’s response to that atrocity". ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
WRISTJOB LOVE BONANZA: justWatch sex app promises blind date hookups
Mankind shuffles into the future, five fingers at a time
Apple's Mr Havisham: Tim Cook says dead Steve Jobs' office has remained untouched
'I literally think about him every day' says biz baron's old friend
Oi, London thief. We KNOW what you're doing - our PRECRIME system warned us
Aye, shipmate, it be just like that Minority Report
Every billionaire needs a PANZER TANK, right? STOP THERE, Paul Allen
Angry Microsoftie hauls auctioneers to court over stalled Pzkw. IV 'deal'
Oz carrier Tiger Air takes terror alerts to new heights
Don't doodle, it might cost you your flight
Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport
'Canine training exercise' SNAFU sees woman take home booming baggage
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.