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British ex-PM Brown hacked by multiple Murdoch papers: report

Former prime minister Gordon Brown had his phone hacked and bank account breached by several British newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, reports said Monday. Paperwork seized from News of the World phone hacker Glenn Mulcaire by Scotland Yard had references to both Brown and his wife Sarah, according…

UPDATE: News Corp. alters BSkyB bid amid scandal, defers to commission’s decision

UPDATE 12:10 EDT: The Wall Street Journal has clarified, saying that News Corp. has merely altered the concessions it had added to its bid for BSkyB. Previously, News Corp. had offered to spin off its 24-hour Sky News channel to ward off concerns about media domination. From WSJ: News Corp.…

Murdoch fights to save BSkyB deal amid hacking row

Media baron Rupert Murdoch fought to keep his bid for satellite broadcaster BSkyB alive on Monday, with the British government consulting watchdogs amid calls for their decision to be shelved. Murdoch has flown into London to take personal charge of the phone-hacking scandal that caused the demise of the 168-year-old…

Palin hints again at presidential aspirations: ‘The field is not yet set’

Former Alaska Gov. and newly minted documentary star Sarah Palin graces the cover of the most recent issue of Newsweek, and argues in the accompanying article that she could be a winning Republican candidate in the 2012 presidential race. “I believe that I can win a national election,” Palin told…

Murdoch in Britain as News of the World prints final edition

Britain’s News of the World was published for the last time on Sunday after the tabloid was axed amid the phone-hacking scandal, as its owner Rupert Murdoch flew in to take charge of managing the crisis. After 168 years of scoops and scandals, Britain’s top-selling weekly newspaper hit newsstands for…

Murdoch due in Britain to tackle hacking crisis

Rupert Murdoch was heading to London on Saturday to take charge of dealing with the phone-hacking scandal at Britain’s News of the World tabloid, as journalists prepared the paper’s final edition. The News Corp. chief was expected to arrive in Britain on Sunday, a company source said, just days after…

Police suspect a Murdoch executive deleted ‘millions of emails’

London police are investigating the possibility that an executive working for Rupert Murdoch’s News International deleted “millions of emails” in an attempt to thwart a phone hacking probe, reports said Friday. On two separate occasions, a senior executive is thought to have erased “massive quantities” of messages, according to The…

Pakistan rebukes U.S. assessment of journalist’s murder

Pakistan on Friday warned its cooperation in the US-led war on Al-Qaeda was at risk after heavily criticising the top US military officer for suggesting it could have approved a journalist’s murder. The row threatened to further strain relations already damaged by a covert American raid that killed Osama bin Laden two…

Washington Post website jobs section hacked

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post said Thursday that a hacker had gained access to nearly 1.3 million email addresses and user IDs on its online jobs section. The Post said no passwords or other personal data were compromised in the attack on the jobs section of WashingtonPost.com which occurred last week.…

Murdoch to close News of the World over phone hacking scandal

British tabloid News of the World will print its last issue on Sunday, closing down after an investigation revealed it had participated in the phone hacking of celebrities, British politicians, the families of terrorist attack victims, dead soldiers and others. According to Sky News, the closure was announced on Thursday…

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