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Murdoch Inquiry Extends to Cellphone Theft

The phone hacking investigation of Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid newspapers in Britain has broadened to include allegations that information was obtained from stolen cellphones, a senior police officer told a judicial inquiry Monday.


U.K. May Charge 11 in Phone Hacking Case

British prosecutors said they're considering criminal charges against 11 people in connection with a long-running police investigation into illegal newsgathering tactics at News Corp.'s British newspapers.


James Murdoch severs all ties with UK newspapers

James Murdoch

James Murdoch has severed all ties with News Corp's British newspaper business, which is at the centre of multiple investigations over phone and computer hacking and bribery, according to regulatory filings.


Murdoch's company settles phone hacking lawsuits

Rupert Murdoch's News International has settled nearly all cases in the first wave of phone hacking lawsuits brought against his company.


Rupert Murdoch joins Twitter

A phone hacking scandal may have cost Rupert Murdoch his biggest-selling newspaper in 2011, but the billionaire media mogul managed to end the year with a modest addition to his empire -- an account on Twitter.

Senh: Rupert Murdoch has a Twitter account! I wonder if he has a MySpace account. I also wonder if this means anything else - i.e. that he's actually interested in the microblogging site.


Hacking rife at Morgan's Mirror, says ex-columnist

Piers Morgan

Phone-hacking was widespread at Piers Morgan's Daily Mirror, a former columnist at the tabloid said on Wednesday, as an official inquiry unearthed further evidence of the illegal practice in the British press.

Senh: I didn't know Piers Morgan used to manage the Daily Mirror. Maybe phone-hacking is one of those hush-hush techniques that people throughout the British media (and probably elsewhere around the world).


UK Media Ethics Inquiry Hears Celeb Horror Stories: JK Rowling & Sienna Miller Testify; CNN’s Piers Morgan To Be Questioned

Horror stories of car chases, intense paranoia, spitting paparazzi, and most of all an ineffective regulatory system peppered today’s inquiry into News Corp’s News Of The World phone hacking scandal by a British government-backed inquiry into UK press ethics and practices. Notably appearing in London Thursday were actress Sienna Miller and Harry Potter author JK Rowling.


James Murdoch resigns from UK newspaper boards

James Murdoch resigns from UK newspaper boards

James Murdoch has resigned from the boards of the companies that publish its British newspapers including the now-defunct News of the World tabloid at the center of the phone hacking sandal, regulatory filings show.


FBI: Arrest made in celebrity phone, e-mail hacking case

The FBI has made an arrest in the celebrity phone and e-mail hacking case the agency is calling “Operation Hackerazzi,” according to a press alert. The agency has not confirmed which members of the entertainment industry were targeted. More details will be announced at a press conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday.


Lawyer: Phone hacking legal action to begin in US

A lawyer for many of Britain's phone hacking victims said Friday that legal action would be launched in the United States against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.


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