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I SPIED FOR NEWS OF THE WORLD, SAYS BRITISH PRIVATE EYE

November 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A former Scotland Yard police officer-turned private detective has admitted that he tailed more than 90 celebrities and politicians for the now-defunct News of the World over a period of eight years. Derek Webb told the BBC that his targets included Prince William, Chelsy Davy (Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend), former U.K. attorney general Lord Goldsmith, Angelina […]

NBC NEWS HIT BY HACKER; FBI INVESTIGATES

September 12, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The FBI is investigating the hacking of NBC News’s Twitter account on Friday by a group that posted false news reports claiming that a hijacked plane crashed into Ground Zero in New York. (The initial report read: “Breaking News! Ground Zero has just been attacked. Flight 5736 has crashed into the site, suspected hijacking. more […]

HACKERGATE PROBE: WHY WAS COULSON PAID AFTER HE QUIT?

August 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

New questions have arisen about why Andy Coulson was awarded a substantial severance package paid over several years after he resigned as editor of News of the World when the scandal over voicemail hacking first broke in 2007. Britain’s Guardian newspaper took note of a message left by David Yelland, a former editor of another […]

WHO’S PAYING LEGAL BILLS OF CONVICTED NEWS OF THE WORLD HACKER?

April 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite denials by News International, Rupert Murdoch’s umbrella group for his London newspapers, that it ever countenanced the hacking of the voicemails of celebrities by its News of the World reporters, rival newspapers are demanding to know whether the news organization is paying the legal fees of the private detective at the center of the […]

U.K.’S HACKERGATE SCANDAL: “LOST” EMAILS FOUND

March 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a development that could turn out to be the British equivalent of the release of the infamous White House tapes that brought down the Nixon presidency, The News of the World, Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid, disclosed today (Tuesday) that it has located millions of internal emails that it previously claimed had been lost. The […]

SCOTLAND YARD UNDER FIRE OVER HACKERGATE SCANDAL

March 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Amid growing accusations that Britain’s Scotland Yard deliberately refrained from investigating evidence that reporters at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World were hacking into the voicemails of British politicians and celebrities, the assistant commissioner of the Yard has agreed to appear before a committee of Parliament next week to answer questions about his handling of […]

U.K. COMIC WANTS TO KNOW WHO ORDERED HIS VOICEMAIL HACKED

February 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

British TV comedian Steve Coogan has asked a London court to order former private investigator Glenn Mulcaire to disclose which executives of Rupert Murdoch’s news empire ordered him to hack the voicemail of thousands of celebrities and politicians, including Coogan’s. At a pretrial hearing on Monday, Coogan’s attorney, Jeremy Reed, said that his client “conducts […]

U.K.’S HACKERGATE SCANDAL REARS ITS HEAD AGAIN

January 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s “hackergate” scandal was revived today (Monday) as the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), equivalent to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said that it would look into charges that British police failed to investigate thoroughly charges that reporters at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World had hacked into the voicemail of celebrities and politicians. The move, said […]

FOCUS OF U.K. HACKERGATE PROBE WON’T BE CHARGED

December 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

British prosecutors said Friday that they have insufficient evidence to bring charges against Andy Coulson, the former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday tabloid the News of the World and now Prime Minister David Cameron’s director of communications. Coulson had been accused by former reporters of the publication of encouraging them to use private detectives to […]