Topic: phone hacking

Latest Hacking Victim: Former Prime Minister

Gordon Brown's voicemail, financial and medical records targeted

The Guardian is out with a fresh report on the ongoing News Corp. phone hacking scandal, and this one is absolutely explosive. Journalists from "across News International"—that is, all of…

Murdochgate Moves to N.Y., Focus on Hinton

Murdoch confidant and Dow Jones CEO stands to lose big in scandal

Les Hinton, CEO of Dow Jones & Company and publisher of The Wall Street Journal, is Rupert Murdoch’s most loyal and long-standing lieutenant—and he may also be the next in…

Millions of 'News of the World' Emails Deleted?

Police said to be probing possible destruction of hacking evidence

News Corp. may just have gotten its 18 minutes of missing tape moment. The Guardian is reporting that police in the U.K. are looking in to the possibility that a…

People Named Murdoch

Should the family be closed as well as the paper?

The possibility that Rupert Murdoch would choose to close a 168-year-old newspaper, a profitable one at that, is nil. It’s just that the man at the top, who once called…

'News of the World' Closure: Another Murdoch Coup?

Media elite in England split on wisdom of move

LONDON—Was Rupert Murdoch’s decision to close the News of the World a calamitous blunder or a masterstroke? Thursday night, when a cross section of London’s media and political class assembled…

Former 'News of the World' Editor Coulson Arrested

He had also served the prime minister

Update: According to a report in the New York Times, Andy Coulson has been arrested "on suspicion of corruption and phone hacking." As if News Corp.'s decision to close the News…

It’s the Advertisers Wot Done It

'News of the World' to end its 168-year run without any ads at all

News of the World, Rupert Murdoch’s scandal-plagued British tabloid, will print its last issue this Sunday—and it will not be running any advertising. In the statement in which he announced the…

News Corp. Closing Beleaguered 'News of the World'

Rupert Murdoch's tabloid destroyed by hacking scandal

Editors' note: This is a breaking story, and is being continuously updated as news warrants. The latest revelations in the ongoing News Corp. phone hacking scandal were apparently too much for…

News Corp. Facing New Investigation into Phone Hacking Scandal

Prime Minister David Cameron caves to pressure

LONDON—Rupert Murdoch’s News International, a subsidiary of his News Corp. empire, has lost a battle that it desperately wanted to win. It has failed to avoid a public inquiry into…

Looking Back at the U.S.’ Own Voicemail Hacking Scandal

Exposé forced newspaper to apologize and pay up

The News of the World phone hacking scandal has elicited disgust from across the globe, calling into question the methods used by aggressive reporters in pursuit of a scoop. Particularly,…