Tuesday, October 15, 2019

JAMES MURDOCH SAYS HACKERGATE DIDN’T FORCE HIM TO STEP DOWN

March 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

James Murdoch has apologized but has accepted no blame for the telephone hacking scandal at the London newspapers overseen by News International, the News Corp unit that he headed at the time. “Clearly, with the benefit of hindsight, I acknowledge that wrongdoing should have been uncovered earlier,” Murdoch said in a seven-page letter to a […]

JUDGE TO OVERSEE SETTLEMENTS TO U.K. HACKER VICTIMS

June 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In its latest effort to keep a lid on the Hackergate scandal involving its London tabloid News of the World, News Group Newspapers, a unit of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, has appointed a former judge to administer its plan to settle the cases of celebrities and politicians who have brought invasion-of-privacy lawsuits against the tabloid. […]

U.K. MOBILE PHONE COMPANIES CONTRADICT POLICE ON CELEB VOICEMAILS

June 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The four largest mobile phone companies in Britain have all denied assertions by Scotland Yard’s Assistant Commissioner John Yates that he had “ensured” that the companies had contacted every celebrity and politician whose voicemails were hacked by a private detective working for the Rupert Murdoch tabloid News of the World. After searching their records, Vodafone, […]

HACKERGATE COULD HALT MURDOCH’S ACQUISITION OF BSKYB

April 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch’s efforts to gain complete control of Britain’s BSkyB satellite TV service has hit a hitch — namely the intensifying scandal surrounding the allegations that his London Sunday tabloid News of the World routinely hacked into the voicemails of celebrities and politicians. On Wednesday, one of those politicians, former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, […]

TWO JOURNALISTS ARRESTED IN U.K. HACKERGATE PROBE

April 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The U.K. voicemail hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday tabloid, the News of the World intensified on Tuesday with the first arrests in the current Scotland Yard investigation. The newspaper’s chief reporter, Neville Thurlbeck, and its former head of news, Ian Edmondson, were reportedly held at west London police stations for six hours as police […]

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 WANTS TO WITHHOLD EVIDENCE FROM HACKER VICTIMS

March 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s Metropolitan Police — better known as Scotland Yard — has asked an appeals court in London for permission to withhold evidence from celebrities and politicians who are suing the tabloid News of the World over alleged telephone hacking. The evidence is being sought by attorneys for British comedian Steve Coogan, football agent Sky Andrew, […]

MURDOCH’S HACKERGATE SCANDAL: THE PLOT WIDENS

February 18, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The persistent claim by Scotland Yard that its evidence showed that only one reporter at Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday tabloid News of the World, working with a private detective, had engaged in hacking the voicemails of British celebrities and politicians appeared to fall apart Thursday when it was disclosed that the police agency had handed over […]

NEW LAWSUIT FILED IN U.K.’S HACKERGATE SCANDAL

February 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

According to Cornelia Crisan, a Romanian singer who went public with an account of her two-year affair with actor Ralph Fiennes, the story was stolen by the London Sunday tabloid News of the World when it illegally hacked the voice mail messages of her publicist, Nicola Philips. Today’s New York Times has published details of […]

FORMER U.K. MEDIA MINISTER CLAIMS PHONE WAS HACKED

January 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tessa Jowell, who held the position of Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in Tony Blair’s cabinet, is the latest public figure to claim that her phone was hacked — possibly by reporters for the Sunday tabloid News of the World. She disclosed today (Friday) that she had learned that her phone had […]

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