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NEW ARREST IN U.K. IN CELEBRITY VOICEMAIL HACKING CASE

June 28, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

A reporter for Britain’s Press Association wire service has been arrested on suspicion of hacking into the voicemails of celebrities. Scotland Yard said that it had questioned Laura Elston about allegations that she had intercepted telephone calls in violation of British law. Her arrest appeared to signal that police are widening their investigation of voicemail […]

ATTACKS ON REPORTERS CONTINUE IN EGYPT

February 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Arab-American reporter Ayman Mohyeldin, an anchor for al-Jazeera English, was arrested by the Egyptian military and held for seven hours in Cairo on Sunday, the network said. Mohyeldin’s arrest was the latest in an apparently coordinated military effort to intimidate journalists in general, and al-Jazeera journalists in particular, who are covering the Egyptian protests. Earlier […]

APPRENTICE CONTESTANT MAY GO TO JAIL

December 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In what seems to be another case of art imitating life — or is it the other way around? — a former contestant on the British version of The Apprentice has pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud. The contestant, mortgage broker Christopher Farrell, lasted through week eight of this year’s series and made a […]

PORTUGUESE DVD RENTERS WANT PIRATE PENALTIES REDUCED

December 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

An association of Portuguese video rental stores, claiming that prosecutors are reluctant to file charges against persons who download movies illegally because the penalties are too severe, says it plans to begin reporting thousands of file-sharers to authorities beginning Jan. 5. According to the website TorrentFreak, which tracks BitTorrent activity, the Portuguese group ACAPOR (Associação […]

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