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# Phone Hacking

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# Scam
Eight Britons arrested for hacking phones of US celebrities and sport stars
The suspects used a SIM-swapping scam to take control of the wealthy targets’ mobile phones and steal cash, bitcoin and personal data.
# Phone Hacking
UN experts demand probe into claim Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked by Saudi Arabia
The 2018 intrusion into the device led to the release of intimate images of Bezos.
# News Of The World
'Record' libel payout as Heather Mills settles phone hacking claims
Mills and her sister both received a formal apology in Britain’s High Court this morning.
# mirror group
Hugh Grant settles phone-hacking damages against UK newspapers
It’s been reported that the case was settled for a six-figure sum.
# mccabe scandal
Labour's Alan Kelly has asked the Justice Minister if his phone is being tapped
His concerns come after his parliamentary questions which unravelled Fitzgerald’s email scandal.
# North Carolina
Judge accused of asking an FBI agent to spy on his family in exchange for free beer
“No no no. You’ve had to take time. And I’m glad to do something…”
# thanks rupert
Confirmed: Rebekah Brooks is back in charge of The Sunday Times and The Sun
She left the organisation in 2011 and received a €22 million payoff.
# Phone Hacking
Piers Morgan "sorry to disappoint" everyone who wanted him arrested today
This is his second time being questioned.
# Rehired
Rebekah Brooks 'to head up Storyful in News Corp return'
The former editor of the Sun and the News of the World was acquitted on hacking charges last year.
# Admission
British newspaper group admits liability in four cases of phone hacking
In a statement, the company said it has apologised to the people involved and as agreed to pay compensation.
# Phone Hacking
Rebekah Brooks says she has been 'vindicated'
In her first comments since Tuesday’s verdict, the one-time head of Murdoch’s British newspaper arm said her thoughts were with colleagues still facing legal action.
# Read all about it
Phone hacking jury dismissed after failing to reach a verdict on extra charges
Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick, who oversaw the investigation, said it was not “an attack on press freedom”.
# Phone Hacking
Andy Coulson found guilty but Rebekah Brooks cleared at phone hacking trial
The trial at the Old Bailey in London had lasted 8 months.
# Phone Hacking
News of the World hacked Kate Middleton's phone 155 times, trial is told
Former royal editor Clive Goodman illegally listened to the messages of Kate and Princes William and Harry, the court was told.
# Phone Hacking
Piers Morgan was questioned in connection with phone hacking
Morgan met detectives by appointment and was not arrested in connection to hacking while he was editor of the Daily Mirror.
# News Of The World
I hacked Daniel Craig's phone, says journalist
A former News of the World journalist said he used phone hacking to find out about an affair between Daniel Craig and Sienna Miller.
# Phone hacking trial
Former NOTW editor Andy Coulsen told journalist 'do his phone', court hears
Coulson, who later became Prime Minister David Cameron’s media chief, denies conspiring to illegally access celebrities’ voicemail messages in a scandal that forced tycoon Rupert Murdoch to shut the paper in 2011.
# News Of The World
Court hears Brooks and Coulson had six-year affair
Brooks’ affair with Coulson was revealed in a love letter dated February 2004 that was found on her computer, the court heard today.
# Phone Hacking
Three former News of the World journalists plead guilty to phone hacking
The court also heard today that top executives knew that staff were routinely hacking celebrities’ phones.
# Press regulation
UK newspapers go to court to block press regulation system
The publishers are seeking an injunction over a new charter drawn up by Britain’s three main political parties after their proposals for a self-regulation were rejected.
# Phone Hacking
Former News Of The World editors go on trial for phone hacking
With phone hacking trials beginning in England today, we look at who is on trial, and why.
# Phone Hacking
Sunday Mirror publisher faces phone-hacking probe
The publisher said its subsidiary group does not accept wrongdoing within its business and takes the allegations very seriously.
# Hacking
Rupert Murdoch has changed News International's name... to News UK
The name-change is part of a broader restructuring and splitting of Murdoch’s newspaper and entertainment operations.
# NOTW
Six journalists arrested in fresh phone hacking probe
Three men and three women are being questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept phone messages.
# Hacked
ComReg warns businesses of increase in phone hacking
In one phone hacking case, a company had calls to the value of over €250,000 made through its phones.
# Leveson report
Cameron says independent watchdog is needed urgently
The British PM met with editors and executives at 10 Downing Street to push them to set up a new independent regulatory body.
# Phone Hacking
Mirror papers hit with legal action over alleged phone-hacking
Sven-Goran Eriksson and others are suing the paper over unauthorised access of their phone voicemail inboxes.
# Hacking
British hacking police arrest journalist and policeman in dawn raid
The pair were arrested over the suspected bribery of a police officer.
# Murdoch
Murdoch resigns from boards of UK newspapers
News International sought to play down the development, saying it was “a corporate house-cleaning exercise” prior a planned company split.
# Leveson
Independence of regulator from press and State crucial - Press Ombudsman
Ireland’s Press Ombudsman John Horgan appeared before the Leveson inquiry into media ethics yesterday to discuss press regulation.
# Hacking
Glenn Mulcaire must reveal who ordered him to hack phones
Britain’s Supreme Court has ruled that Mulcaire, who was jailed in 2007 for hacking phone messages, must reveal who ordered him to listen in on the voicemails.
# Leveson
Leveson: Brooks texted Cameron 'We're definitely in this together'
The inquiry into media ethics in the UK heard evidence from the British Prime Minister today as the close relationship between David Cameron and senior News International figures came under scrutiny.
# Hacking
Watch live: Leveson inquiry hears evidence from David Cameron
The inquiry set up in the wake of the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World continues to receive witness testimony today.
# Leveson
Leveson: Gordon Brown contradicts Murdoch, criticises The Sun
The former British Prime Minister kicked off a week of senior political witnesses at the inquiry into British media ethics which also heard from current Chancellor George Osborne.
# Phone Hacking
Andy Coulson charged with perjury after hours of questioning
The charges relate to a high-profile perjury case against politician Tommy Sheridan.
# Andy Coulson
Former Cameron aide and NoTW editor held on suspicion of perjury
Andy Coulson detained by Scottish police at his home in London.
# Phone Hacking
Woman arrested in London in connection with phone hacking scandal
The 42-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering offences.
# Inquiry
Investigation launched into donations for British culture secretary
The British parliament’s commissioner for standards has opened an inquiry into allegations Jeremy Hunt failed to register donations from media companies.