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Murdoch paper hacked minister’s voice mail: sources

(Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World hacked extensively into the voice mail of a minister in Britain’s former Labour government, according to three people familiar with the matter. The unauthorized access to voice mails left for Denis MacShane in 2004 and 2005, as he served as Minister for…

Police rue bid to reveal Guardian’s hacking sources

London’s police force admitted Wednesday it was wrong to invoke a harsh secrecy law to force The Guardian newspaper to reveal the source for its reports on the phone hacking scandal. The Metropolitan Police Service announced on Tuesday that it had dropped an application for a court order against The…

Police drop bid to reveal Guardian’s hacking sources

LONDON — London’s Metropolitan Police Service on Tuesday said it had dropped an application to force the Guardian newspaper to disclose the sources for its reports on the News International phone-hacking affair. Scotland Yard announced Friday it had tried to obtain a court order under the Official Secrets Act to…

Issa: On second thought, I don’t know Rupert Murdoch

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) apparently disagrees with his own memory. The House Oversight Committee Chairman indicated in the past that he trusts News Corp, saying he “personally knows Rupert Murdoch.” But when asked Tuesday morning on C-SPAN if his conflict of interest led to him declining an investigation into News…

Guardian says it will fight police on revealing hacking sources

The Guardian said Saturday it would fight “to the utmost” an attempt by police probing the phone hacking scandal to force it to disclose the sources for its reports on the affair. The Metropolitan Police is seeking to obtain a court order under the Official Secrets Act to identify “evidence…

Issa declines investigation into News Corp. phone hacking

For a congressman who isn’t afraid to start up an investigation, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) sure was cautious when the idea of probing into News Corporation was presented to him. The House Oversight committee chairman appeared on Fox News Tuesday evening and declined to investigate the Murdoch corporation. News Corp.…

Issa declines investigation into News Corp. phone hacking

For a congressman who isn’t afraid to start up an investigation, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) sure was cautious when the idea of probing into News Corporation was presented to him. The House Oversight committee chairman appeared on Fox News Tuesday evening and declined to investigate the Murdoch corporation. News Corp.…

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…

16th arrest in phone hacking probe

British police investigating phone hacking at the now defunct News of the World tabloid said Wednesday they had arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of conspiring to intercept voicemail messages. The man, who was not named, was arrested at his home shortly before 6am (0500 GMT) before being taken to…

News Corp. reshuffles board of directors

NEW YORK — News Corp., which is embroiled in a phone-hacking scandal in Britain, announced a reshuffle of its board of directors on Friday. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the media and entertainment giant also said News Corp. chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch received…

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