Thursday, September 19, 2019

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, […]

MURDOCH NEWS GROUP ADMITS PHONE HACKING

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In an extraordinary about-face, Rupert Murdoch’s News International — the umbrella group for his British news operations — has admitted that reporters for its Sunday tabloid, the News of the World, hacked into the voicemails of at least eight celebrities and politicians who are suing the paper. The admission reverses its previous stance that the […]

POLICE ALERT THOUSANDS IN U.K. HACKERGATE SCANDAL

February 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The mounting Hackergate scandal in Britain took a new turn today (Thursday) when Scotland Yard, which has reopened the case, signaled that it is alerting thousands of celebrities and politicians that their voicemails were hacked by a private investigator working under the aegis of Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World. The Met, as […]

GORDON RAMSAY TURNS UP BURNERS ON HACKERGATE

September 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Hells Kitchen TV chef Gordon Ramsay has joined the widening list of British celebrities and politicians linked to the telephone-hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday tabloid, News of the World. The London Independent reported today (Friday) that Ramsay’s name appeared on a list of celebrities, together with their phone numbers, account numbers and PIN codes, […]

NEW LAWSUITS FILED IN BRITAIN’S HACKERGATE SCANDAL

September 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Chris Bryant, the former Foreign Office Minister for Europe in the British Labor Party government, and Brian Paddick, a former Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) senior officer, have filed a lawsuit against the Yard, claiming that other officials of the agency engaged in a strategic cover-up of widespread phone hacking by the Sunday tabloid News of […]