Tuesday, October 27, 2020

BRITISH M.P. CHARGES HACKING SCANDAL IS BEING COVERED UP

June 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tom Watson, a Labor Party member of Parliament, charged on Wednesday that Scotland Yard was attempting to limit its investigation of illegal hacking of voicemails conducted by Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World. Speaking in the House of Commons, Watson charged that former Prime Minister Tony Blair was among numerous politicians and celebrities […]

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 […]

MURDOCH’S U.K. NEWS CHIEF ASKED TO REVEAL PAYMENTS TO POLICE BY REPORTERS

March 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The head of News International, the British news division of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, has been officially asked to disclose details of alleged payments made by the company’s newspapers to British police officers. The request, by Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Committee, came after John Yates, acting deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan […]

U.K. POLICE OFFICIAL RAPPED FOR LUNCHING WITH TABLOID EDITOR

March 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Former U.K. Labor minister Chris Bryant, who has claimed that his voicemails were hacked by Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World, faced down Scotland Yard’s acting deputy commissioner John Yates during a Parliamentary inquiry on Tuesday, chastising Yates for lunching with the paper’s former deputy editor, Neil Wallace in February shortly after 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, […]

HACKERGATE SCANDAL ESCALATES; MURDOCH FLIES TO U.K.

January 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Stung by charges that it failed to fully investigate charges of widespread eavesdropping on the voicemail of celebrities and politicians by reporters for Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World, Scotland Yard announced today (Thursday) that it had launched a new investigation of the charges. Reports of the new investigation came as News International, […]

FORMER U.K. DEFENSE MINISTER CALLS FOR HACKERGATE PROBE

January 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Former British Defense Minister Tom Watson has called for an independent outside investigation into charges that Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday tabloid News of the World settled invastion-of-privacy claims by celebrities and politicians “for sums in the order of 100 times greater than any likely award of damages by a court” in order to cover up the […]

DID SCOTLAND YARD SIDESTEP HACKERGATE SCANDAL?

January 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Charges that London’s Metropolitan Police — Scotland Yard — refrained from launching a thorough investigation into complaints that reporters of the Sunday tabloid News of the World were listening to the voicemail of celebrities and politicians appeared to receive new credence Wednesday as it was revealed that the names of two senior staff members and […]

BRITISH POLICE WATCHDOG WANTED HACKERGATE PROBE

October 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A British police watchdog agency had urged that an independent review be conducted of Scotland Yard’s handling of the News of the World telephone hacking scandal but then decided against the review because of lack of “resources,” Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported today (Friday). The disclosure of the findings by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary could […]

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, […]

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