cell phone hacking scandal

Rebekah Brooks, former News International chief executive, talks to members of the media in central London, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Brooks was acquitted after a long trial centering on illegal activity at the heart of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper empire but Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking. The nearly eight-month trial was triggered by revelations that for years the News of the World used illegal eavesdropping to get stories, listening in on the voicemails of celebrities, politicians and even crime victims. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Rebekah Brooks ‘vindicated’ by hacking acquittal

LONDON (AP) — Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks said Thursday she is innocent of phone hacking and other crimes and feels vindicated by a jury’s unanimous decision to acquit her. The ex-tabloid […]


In this Friday, March 8, 2013 file photo, Clive Goodman, a former royal editor and reporter for the News of the World, arrives for a hearing at the Old Bailey court in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)

Ex-tabloid royal editor: I hacked Kate 155 times

LONDON (AP) — The former royal editor of the News of the World said Wednesday that he repeatedly hacked the voicemails of Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate Middleton in the months before he was […]


Rebekah Brooks former News International chief executive and her husband Charlie Brooks, arrive at the Central Criminal Court in London where they appear to face charges related to phone hacking, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Rebekah Brooks: I felt ‘horror’ at Dowler hacking

LONDON (AP) — Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks said Tuesday that she never sanctioned phone hacking, and was horrified when she learned the tabloid had targeted the cellphone of a missing teenager. […]


News Corp. considers split in 2, stock jumps

(AP) – Under pressure to limit contagion from the British phone-hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. said Tuesday that it is considering splitting into two publicly traded companies. The move comes as Britain’s communications regulator, […]



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