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Scottish Computer Hacker Gary McKinnon Avoids Extradition to the United States

Gary McKinnon

U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May has put a stop to efforts to extradite computer hacker Gary McKinnon. Mr. McKinnon, age 46, allegedly hacked into multiple United States military computer networks between February 2001 and March 2002.

Mr. McKinnon, who is on the autism spectrum, later claimed he was seeking evidence related to UFO sightings as well as signs of a conspiracy to conceal advancements in “free energy.” Read More

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Newest Viral Marketing Scheme? Transmitting Tweets to Space

The Chasing UFOs team. (Photo: National Geographic)

It’s one thing to fake intergalactic advertising like the hoaxsters at Rolling Rock did back in 2008 with moonvertising, but actually carrying through with the plan is a whole other thing entirely. When the National Geographic channel heard about Tweets in Space, a program spearheaded by two artists who plan to beam tweets to planet GJ667Cc, they decided to jump on the bandwagon. But, of course, it’s not all in the name of science.

The Daily Dot reports that National Geographic has teamed up with Tweets in Space to transmit tweets with the hashtag #ChasingUFOs to promote its new show called–yes–Chasing UFOs. Read More