WEIRD NEWS
07/14/2011 11:24 am ET Updated Sep 13, 2011

12 Wiretaps Gone Wrong

The current News of the World phone hacking scandal isn't the only heinous example of wiretapping crimes against the unsuspecting public.

While deleting voicemails of a missing teenager is a very serious accusation, governments have been doing worse for years since 1974, when illegal wiretapping entered popular culture through Watergate and the movie "The Conversation."

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