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James Murdoch received key hacking email in 2008

LONDON — News International chairman James Murdoch was sent key emails in 2008 showing that phone-hacking was rife at the News of the World tabloid, according to details released by members of the parliament Tuesday. But Murdoch said in a letter to a parliamentary committee that he had not read…

James Murdoch resigns from head position at major British newspapers

In a surprise move, the son of News Corporation mogul Rupert Murdoch has quit his position as the company director of several major British papers. According to an exclusive from The London Evening Standard, James Murdoch resigned from the boards of both The Sun publisher News Group Newspapers Limited and…

James Murdoch “kept in dark” on hacking: report

LONDON (Reuters) - News Corp’s James Murdoch was “kept in the dark” about the scale of phone hacking at the News of the World by his subordinates who tried to manage the problem, the newspaper’s former chief reporter said on Monday. Neville Thurlbeck has become a key figure in the scandal because he appears to…

James Murdoch turns on other execs in hacking probe

LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – James Murdoch blamed other senior News Corp executives on Thursday for not telling him more about potential evidence of widespread phone-hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid that he oversaw. In a second questioning by British parliamentarians, Murdoch, who is fighting to keep…

News of the World spied on huge scale: report

LONDON — News of the World engaged in covert surveillance on a huge scale, targeting figures including Prince William and ex-footballer Gary Lineker, a report said Thursday. Private investigator Derek Webb told the BBC that he was hired by the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid and paid to follow more than 90…

Phone-hacking scandal disrupts Murdoch succession

NEW YORK — The phone-hacking scandal brought simmering tensions in the Murdoch clan to the fore and disrupted a succession plan to News Corp. chief executive Rupert Murdoch, according to an article in the upcoming edition of Vanity Fair. Vanity Fair, in the December issue of the magazine, also reported…

News of the World warnings went back to 2008: documents

LONDON — Aides to Rupert Murdoch were warned as far back as 2008 that there was a culture of illegal voicemail hacking at the News of the World tabloid, according to documents released in Britain on Tuesday. The warnings by a senior legal advisor to the British newspaper arm of…

James Murdoch ‘knew about’ News of World phone hacking

James Murdoch was told in 2008 about an email that showed phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid was more widespread than his company claimed, the paper’s former lawyer said. The claim heaped fresh pressure on the 38-year-old, the son of Rupert Murdoch and chairman of the…

Ex. News Corp bosses say they investigated hacking

LONDON (Reuters) – News Corp did all it could to investigate a claim in 2007 that phone hacking was widespread at its News of the World tabloid before concluding there was no evidence to support it, a former human resources executive said on Tuesday. Daniel Cloke, who was in charge…

Rupert and James Murdoch called to testify again, this time under oath

Shortly after their first round of testimony before British Parliament in July, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and son James were already issuing revisions to what they’d told lawmakers about the company’s hacking scandals. After two former News Corp. employees pointed to inaccuracies in their testimony, James Murdoch admitted he…

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