January 27, 2012 12:25 PM Subscribe
posted by unSane (81 comments total)
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A UK man who downloaded recipes on how to make explosive devices has been jailed
under the controversial Section 58
of the Terrorism Act 2000
which makes it a crime to be "in possession of records of information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism".
Detective Chief Superintendent Tony Porter, head of the North West Counter-Terrorism Unit, said: "The materials we discovered on that pen drive were clear and viable instructions
on how to make explosive devices [...] I also want to stress that this case is not about policing people's freedom to browse the Internet. The materials that were downloaded were not stumbled upon by chance - these had to be searched for and contained very dangerous information that could have led to an explosive device being built. That is why we had to take action."