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HACKING DETECTIVE MUST NAME HIGHER-UPS, COURT RULES

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A British appeals court has turned down efforts by the private detective at the center of the U.K. telephone hacking scandal to avoid revealing the names of the higher-ups at The News of the World and/or News International who paid him to intercept the voicemail of British celebrities. The detective, Glenn Mulcaire, is expected to […]

NEWS INTERNATIONAL DAMAGES TESTIMONY BY ITS FORMER CHIEF

December 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Repeated assertions by former News International chief Rebekah Brooks that she knew nothing about voicemail hacking being conducted by reporters of the now-defunct NI tabloid News of the World have seemingly been undermined by NI itself. In a letter to the Commons Culture, Media, and Sport Select Committee, it was revealed that Brooks personally negotiated […]

WHO HIRED PRIVATE EYE TO HACK INTO CELEBRITIES’ VOICEMAILS?

November 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Glenn Mulcaire, the private detective who is accused of hacking into the voicemails of hundreds, if not thousands, of celebrities, politicians, and others, has filed an appeal against a court ruling that he cannot rely on his self-incrimination privilege when he testifies in a civil lawsuit brought by two alleged victims. The plaintiffs, British comedian […]

FIRED NEWS OF THE WORLD EDITOR COMES CLEAN

November 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A central figure in the News of the World telephone hacking scandal has acknowledged that Rupert Murdoch, his son James, and former News International CEO Rebekah Brooks were kept in the dark about the hacking and that his own efforts to bring the matter to the attention of Brooks was thwarted by an unnamed superior. […]

BRITISH INQUIRY INTO NEWS ETHICS OPENS

November 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Leveson inquiry into U.K. media ethics that will focus on the telephone hacking scandal that brought down Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World, opened today (Monday) with allegations by the panel’s chief counsel, Robert Jay, that phone hacking became “a thriving cottage industry” at News International, the News Corp subsidiary that oversees […]

REPORTER ARRESTED IN HACKER SCANDAL SAYS HE WAS A WHISTLEBLOWER

September 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The former chief reporter at the now-defunct News of the World is taking his former employers to an “employment tribunal,” claiming that he was wrongfully fired because he became a whistleblower. Neville Thurlbeck, whose byline appeared on numerous articles in the tabloid, was fired by News International, the News Corp group that oversees Rupert Murdoch’s […]

BRITISH CABINET MINISTER IN NEW HACKER SCANDAL

September 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer is the latest figure to become entangled in the telephone hacking scandal involving News International, the British news division of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. The London Independent reported today (Monday) that the chancellor, George Osborne, was among those targeted by Glenn Mulcaire, a private detective working for NI’s News of […]

LONDON TIMES REPORTER ARRESTED IN NEW HACKER CRACKDOWN

September 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The British reporter who was arrested at his home early Wednesday was identified in news reports today (Thursday) as Raoul Simons, a sports editor at the London Times. Of 16 persons arrested in connection with the phone-hacking scandal that has embroiled Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, he is the first one not connected with News of […]

NAMES OF NEWS EXECS WHO ORDERED HACKING TO REMAIN SECRET

August 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

British actor/comedian Steve Coogan has been given the names of higher-ups at the now-defunct tabloid News of the World who assigned detective Glenn Mulcaire to hack into the voicemail of six celebrities whom he had tried to contact — but, for the time being, the names will not be publicly disclosed, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported […]

PHONE-HACKING DETECTIVE ORDERED TO NAME HIS BOSSES

August 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A British court has ordered Glenn Mulcaire, the private detective at the center of the phone hacking scandal that has damaged Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, to reveal who at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid instructed him to intercept the voicemails of celebrities, politicians, and others and provide the results of his eavesdropping to […]

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