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News of the World Hacking Scandal

The Wilful Blindness of Rupert Murdoch

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Margaret Heffernan

Rupert Murdoch has always believed in the business value of political power and the importance of scale. Those beliefs appear to have blinded him to two fundamental mood changes in British political life.

Hit the Road, Hack -- And Don't You Come Back No More

Charlie Carillo | Posted 09.12.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

We're all appalled to learn that a computer geek can hit a few buttons and hack into private telephone information. That's a terrible thing to do for many reasons, and here's another one: It's boring. Where's the artistry?

Michael McAuliff

Homeland Security Chair Seeks FBI Probe Of News Corp. Hacking | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The powerful Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is demanding that the FBI investigate Rupert Murdoch's News Co...

Church Of England May Join Backlash Against News Corp

Posted 09.12.2011 | Religion

By Trevor Grundy c. 2011 Religion News Service CANTERBURY, England (RNS/ENInews) The Church of England said it may sell its $6 million share in Ne...

Confessions Of A News Of The World Reporter | Posted 09.12.2011 | Media

A former staffer describes for the Hollywood Reporter how she was sent with a tiny "pen cam" with orders to catch Mike Tyson in a "cocaine orgy"; find...

Which Charities Get Profits From Final News Of The World Edition?

Posted 09.11.2011 | Impact

At least some good came from the News Of The World scandal. The paper announced that three charities would receive equal shares of the profits from i...

Hacking Rupert Murdoch

MP Nunan | Posted 09.11.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

What would it look and sound like if we could see the hacked voicemails and texts between Rupert Murdoch, and his son and heir-apparent, James Murdoch -- as they deal with the fallout from the crisis?

Who DIDN'T Rupert Murdoch's Newspapers Spy On?

Posted 09.10.2011 | Comedy

The list of phone hacking victims (or attempted victims) at the hand of Rupert Murdoch's empire of British newspapers, notably the now-defunct The New...

Murdoch Ends News of the World

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.10.2011 | Media
Jeff Danziger


When Celebrities Make The News, And The News Makes Celebrities

Tom Payne | Posted 09.12.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Payne

It sounds like a trivial question but -- can't Sienna Miller sunbathe in peace, regardless of anything she may have done for Vogue?

James Murdoch Defends News International Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks

Posted 09.07.2011 | Media

James Murdoch defended embattled News International executive Rebekah Brooks in a video posted on the Guardian Friday. Now serving as the current C...

Murdoch's American Sins: Less Sensational, But More Dangerous

Will Bunch | Posted 09.06.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

If you are outraged tonight by what the Rupert Murdoch empire was up to in Great Britain all these years -- and you should be -- than you should be doubly outraged by what they've pulled off here.

Boards in Times of Crisis

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

News International decided to close the News of the World. It is a bold gesture, but it does not negate the need for a larger look at the way the company runs and the way the board operates.

Reactions To News Of The World's Closing In 140 Characters

Posted 09.06.2011 | Media

Rupert Murdoch's News Of The World closed its doors Thursday in the wake of a massive phone hacking scandal. The British paper was driven to death wh...

Murdoch's Watergate Unravels

Eric Boehlert | Posted 09.06.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Rupert Murdoch is a stranger to finding himself -- as he has this week -- virtually without a single independent ally who will publicly vouch for his company.

British Newspapers Splash Rupert Murdoch's Media Scandal

Posted 09.06.2011 | Media

As allegations of phone hacking against Rupert Murdoch-owned British tabloid News of the World mounted -- resulting in the paper's shocking closure --...

Hugh Grant Weighs In On News Of The World Slain Teen Scandal

Posted 09.05.2011 | Women

This morning CBS's Early Show got a new perspective on the British tabloid News of the World's alleged hacking into the phone missing teenager Milly D...

News Of The World Hacking Scandal: A Timeline Of Events

Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 12.19.2011 | Media

The hacking scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch's British news empire keeps growing and growing and growing—with resignations, shocking admissions an...

(WATCH) Tabloid Journalists Hacked Into Missing Girl's Voice Mail

Posted 09.04.2011 | Crime

Nearly a decade after her death, the Milly Dowler case has a new telecommunications twist. British tabloid News of the World came under fire on Tue...

How Murdoch's News Of The World Hacked The Royals' Voice-Mail

New York Times | DON VAN NATTA Jr., JO BECKER and GRAHAM BOWLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The palace was in an uproar, especially when it suspected that the two men were also listening to the voice mail of Prince William, the second in line...

Hacking Scandal: Murdoch to Blair -- Help!

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

A British banker once described for me what happened when Rupert Murdoch decided to make then-31-year-old son James the CEO of BSkyB, the UK satellite...

Murdoch's Hacking Scandal: It's the Story That Keeps Giving

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

A longtime friend reminded me in an email this weekend, if the hacking scandal that has him on his uppers in London had happened in the US, it really would likely -- finally -- be curtains for Rupert.

Is Murdoch Berlusconi? And Is Britain Italy?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

The Brits are terribly confused. The scandal that they thought had run out of gas is suddenly, as though by a deus ex machina, back full-steam. And y...

Hackers Go Mobile: Is Your Cell Phone Prepared?

Chris Brassington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Brassington

Make sure you are aware of the sheer extent of personal data you are storing and exchanging on your mobile, and take steps to prevent that from getting into the wrong hands