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CHINA CENSORS CNN REPORT

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Chinese authorities on Thursday blacked out a six-minute report by CNN International’s Hala Gorani about the New York Times‘s allegations that China had hacked into its bureau in Shanghai and Beijing. The Times said on Wednesday that the hacking coincided with its reports that relatives of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao had earned billions of dollars […]

HUGH GRANT SETTLES HACKING LAWSUIT

December 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hugh Grant has settled his telephone-hacking lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch’s News International for an undisclosed “substantial sum” and said that he will donate the money to the Hacked Off campaign, which demands tougher press regulation. Grant had sued News International, the British publishing unit of Murdoch’s News Corp, after being informed by Scotland Yard that […]

TRIAL OF MURDOCH’S TOP ASSOCIATES SET FOR NEXT YEAR

September 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Several top executives and journalists for Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct News of the World returned to court today for pretrial formalities that included the judge’s announcement that their trials will begin in September of next year. Among the former News of the World employees who face a general charge of “conspiracy to unlawfully intercept communications” were […]

TWO MORE ARRESTS IN BRITAIN’S HACKING/BRIBERY SCANDAL

September 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two more journalists working for Rupert Murdoch’s daily tabloid The Sun, the largest circulating newspaper in Britain, have been arrested on suspicion of bribing a police officer. The officer has also been arrested, Scotland Yard said today (Wednesday). The latest arrests bring to 50 the number arrests made in connection with the investigation into bribery […]

NEWS CORP WON’T SETTLE WITH “INDIRECT” VICTIM OF HACKING

September 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

News International, the British subsidiary of News Corp that oversees its U.K. newspapers, may already have paid about $225 million to settle invasion-of-privacy cases brought against it by victims of hacking — but it is refusing to settle a claim by one person described as “collateral damage” in the scandal. Mary-Ellen Field, who had worked […]

POLICE PROBE OF U.K. HACKING SCANDAL TO COST $60 MILLION

September 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While much has been written about the enormous cost to News Corp of the telephone hacking scandal in the U.K., little has been written about the cost to the British taxpayer. But Deputy Assistant Police Commissioner Sue Akers has put a figure on the costs of the three parallel investigations: Operation Weeting, which focuses on […]

EX-NEWS CORP LAWYER ARRESTED IN HACKING SCANDAL

August 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In a surprising development, Scotland Yard has arrested Tom Crone, the former legal adviser to News International, on suspicion of telephone hacking. In 2010, Crone and Colin Myler, the editor of the now defunct News of the World, testified that they had informed News International CEO James Murdoch that there was evidence that telephone hacking […]

ELISABETH MURDOCH CHALLENGES BROTHER JAMES IN EDINBURGH ADDRESS (Updated)

August 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In a speech that suddenly — and surprisingly — seemed to lift her ahead of her brothers as the heir apparent within the News Corp media empire, Elisabeth Murdoch said on Friday that in the aftermath of the telephone hacking and bribery scandals affecting the company’s British newspapers, the organization needs to “discuss, affirm and […]

PITT AND JOLIE DRAWN INTO BRITISH HACKING SCANDAL

July 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In what is likely to widen the British telephone hacking scandal to Hollywood, the names of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been included in the list of “23 newsworthy individuals” alleged to have been targeted by two senior reporters for the British tabloid News of the World that was shut down by Rupert Murdoch […]

MURDOCH’S TOP LIEUTENANTS FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES

July 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The telephone-hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers in the U.K. escalated to new heights today (Tuesday) as Andy Coulson, Prime Minister David Cameron’s former spokesman, and Rebekah Brooks, the former head of News International, were notified that they would be charged with conspiracy to intercept communications. Prosecutors said that the alleged crimes were committed between […]

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