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News of the World Hacking Scandal

Shining a Light on Britain's "Gutter Press"

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 01.31.2012 | Media
Bennett L. Gershman

These are dark days for the British tabloids. Having operated like a kind of Mafia for years, the tabloids are now in the dock and their unscrupulous conduct is being scrutinized.

Michael Calderone

WATCH: MP's Likely To Recall James Murdoch Over Hacking

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.16.2011 | Media

NEW YORK – James Murdoch will likely be grilled once again by members of Parliament following "devastating revelations" related to the ongoing phone...

"Shocking Secrets Revealed: Illegal Means Used to Carve Up Live Humans for Human Consumption"

Rev. Barbara Kaufmann | Posted 10.11.2011 | Media
Rev. Barbara Kaufmann

Do you really welcome and enjoy the emotional, metaphorical or actual wounding and bleeding of a fellow human as tabloids claim you do?

Joy Resmovits

Union Letter: Murdoch's Company Should Not Have Access To Student Data

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.05.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- New York should drop a $27 million contract with Wireless Generation, a Rupert Murdoch-owned student data tracking company, in light of Ne...

Murdoch's Unraveling Empire and the Need for Civic Engagement

David A. Love | Posted 09.19.2011 | Media
David A. Love

The only thing more remarkable than the news of the Rupert Murdoch hacking-bribery scandal itself is the rate of its unraveling -- and Murdoch's unraveling.

The Murdochs' Casablanca Moment

Len Levitt | Posted 09.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

What lessons can New Yorkers draw from the Rupert Murdoch phone-hacking scandal in England? What lessons can we draw about the NYPD?

Taking a Moment to Pause With Phone Hacking Scandal

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 09.25.2011 | Technology
Hemanshu Nigam

For companies that can be broken if their security breaks, headlines like "Phone Hacking Scandal" should garner special attention. Herein lies an opportunity for cell carriers to pause and consider what types of security mechanisms are in place.

Dual-Loyalty Republicans

Pat Choate | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Pat Choate

The British hacking scandal and the U.S. federal debt crisis are revealing who really governs these two countries.

The Murdoch Coverup Appears To Be Cracking

Robert Lenzner | Posted 09.21.2011 | Media
Robert Lenzner

For a tough character like Murdoch, the busting loose of the News of the World Scandal did not trigger an immediate demand for investigations at every other paper worldwide.

Media and Moral Values

George Mitrovich | Posted 09.20.2011 | Media
George Mitrovich

I find the saga in England absorbing. As a former press secretary to two U.S. senators and a press aide to Bobby Kennedy in the presidential campaign of '68, media are a significant part of my life.

Murdoch, the Pie Man, and Baked Goods as Political Theatre

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 09.20.2011 | Weird News
Bill Lichtenstein

To get a professional and season perspective on the Murdoch pie attack, I spoke with Aron Kay, once known affectionately throughout the pasty heaving world as "The Pie Man."

Other UK Tabloids Next?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 09.20.2011 | Media

The now-shuttered News of the World has been at the center of New Corp.'s phone hacking scandal, but new developments indicate that the rest of Fleet ...

Who's Poor Rupert Murdoch to Trust?

Charles H. Green | Posted 09.19.2011 | Media
Charles H. Green

When Scotland Yard's leadership and even Downing Street appear compromised by an evil corporate culture like News Corp's, there are serious implications for society's ability to trust anyone.

Ladies and Gentlemens, the Murdochs Know Nothin'!

Randall | Posted 09.19.2011 | Comedy
Randall

If you're number 117 on the list of the wealthiest people on the planet, it's gotta be somewhat easycakes to pay off the peeps you piss off, right? But yesterday, Rupee didn't know anything about paying off those who had been hacked.

On One Thing, Rupert Murdoch is Right

Christina Patterson | Posted 09.19.2011 | Media
Christina Patterson

The truth is often stranger than fiction, stranger than plays, stranger, even, than the "nonsense" that the Mayor of London initially said this all was. And it is journalism that uncovered this truth. And that's now, more than ever, under threat.

From DSK to BSkyB: Media Takeaways From the Latest Round of Scandals

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.19.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

It's worth noting that the media organization at the center of the phone hacking scandal unfolding in the UK isn't some new media upstart or unsupervised blogger of the sort the traditional media are always wringing their hands over.

Eric Holder Reaches Out To 9/11 Families Over Hacking Scandal

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder is willing to meet the families of people killed in the September 11 attacks who are concerned about reports that News Co...

WATCH: Colbert Mocks Fox News For Putting Lid On Murdoch Scandal

Posted 09.18.2011 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert dug into the mess that is Rupert Murdoch's "News Of The World" hacking scandal Monday night, making sure to mention how Fox News cover...

WATCH: News of the World Fake Movie Trailer

Posted 09.18.2011 | Entertainment

Arrests, resignations, lots of high-ranking officials and accented old fogies in suits -- this has all the makings of a juicy Scorsese film, not torri...

Michael Calderone

The Murdochs Head To Parliament As Scandal Shakes Empire

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.16.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- On the afternoon of July 15, Rupert Murdoch did something unusual in his legendary, six-decade career as one of the world’s most powerfu...

Mr. Murdoch and Mr. Brown: A Real-Life Example of Why Privacy Matters

Susan Landau | Posted 09.17.2011 | Technology
Susan Landau

That Brown was head of Her Majesty's Treasury was public business. That his son was seriously ill was not. Yet the Sun published details on the child's health.

A Murdoch Exclusive

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 09.14.2011 | Media
Jonathan Schmock

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WATCH: Colbert Hacks Murdoch's Phone, Learns Colorado's Future

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.14.2011 | Denver

Rupert Murdoch's therapy to deal with the News of the World scandal? Buy Colorado -- at least, according to Stephen Colbert. Don't laugh. As Medi...

PREDICT: Will News Corp Be Charged For Phone Hacking In U.S.?

Posted 09.14.2011 | Media

The Justice Department has confirmed that it is investigating allegations that The News of the World hacked into the phones of 9/11 victims and bribed...

WATCH: Colbert Thinks Murdoch Is 'Australian For F***ed'

Posted 09.14.2011 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert tackled Rupert Murdoch's phone hacking scandal on Thursday's show, and taking a cue from an editor at the now-defunct News of the Worl...