January 28, 2005

Jailed for using a nonstandard browser

"A Londonder made a tsnuami-relief donation using lynx -- a text-based browser used by the blind, Unix-users and others -- on Sun's Solaris operating system. The site-operator decided that this "unusual" event in the system log indicated a hack-attempt, and the police broke down the donor's door and arrested him."
Boing Boing Posted by Martin Sewell at January 28, 2005 9:13 AM | TrackBack