UK government says sorry for 1950s prosecution of computer pioneer Alan Turing

The British prime minister has issued an official apology for the 1950s mistreatment of Alan Turing, the man sometimes dubbed “the father of modern computer science.” It follows a petition signed by more than 30,000 people and may boost the case for Turing receiving a posthumous knighthood. Turing was prosecuted in 1952 for gross indecency, […]