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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 7:56 am | Updated: 9:17 pm, Thu Mar 28, 2013. A former police officer has been jailed in Britain for selling information to Rupert Murdoch's Sun newspaper. Alan Tierney, who formerly worked at Surrey Police, was sentenced to 10 months in prison Tuesday for selling details of arrests including a case involving Rolling Stone guitarist Ronnie Wood.
To date, seven serving and former MPs have received damages from News Group Newspapers, the publisher of the News of the World. They include Denis MacShane, Claire Ward, Mark Oaten and George Galloway. Almost 6,000 names appear in notebooks seized from Mulcaire in 2006, when he and the then News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman were arrested, but the Met says that only 829 of those are "likely" to have been victims of hacking.
27 February 2012 Last updated at 09:46 ET Last month, Lord Grade gave evidence to the Leveson inquiry Should we trust British journalism? That was one of the big talking points of a weekend TV studio debate.
LONDON — The latest arrest of British journalists employed by News Intl. has led to a drumbeat of speculation in this hacking-obsessed nation that U.S. prosecutors could soon turn up the heat on Rupert Murdoch’s worldwide media empire.
Paul Burrell, whose phone-hacking claim against News International has yet to be settled. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA News International could face almost 200 more civil claims from alleged victims of News of the World phone hacking, with the process of settling the new cases expected to last at least another year, the high court has heard. Hugh Tomlinson QC, counsel for several phone-hacking victims, told Mr Justice Vos in a case management conference that 14 new claims had been issued and that there were another 180 cases involving individuals "who have approached solicitors that we know about and have said they are considering claims".
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Times editor James Harding apologises to High Court judge after failing to reveal reporter's email hackingBy Nick Mcdermott UPDATED: 00:06 GMT, 8 February 2012 Apology: Times editor James Harding failed to disclose that a reporter had illegally hacked the emails of an anonymous police blogger The editor of The Times has apologised personally to a High Court judge after he failed to disclose that a reporter had illegally hacked the emails of an anonymous police blogger who had served an injunction on the newspaper to keep his identity secret. The Times, which was seeking in court to overturn the injunction and name the officer, had claimed reporter Patrick Foster discovered his identity through legitimate journalistic investigation. In fact he had illegally hacked into the officer’s email, and the Leveson Inquiry was told that this was known at the time by the paper’s legal manager and at least one senior Times news executive, but concealed from the court and presiding judge Mr Justice Eady.
28 January 2012 Four journalists and a police officer are being questioned over alleged illegal payments after Scotland Yard swooped on the offices of Britain's biggest newspaper. Senior Sun staff Chris Pharo, 42, and Mike Sullivan, 48, along with former executives Fergus Shanahan, 56, and Graham Dudman, 48, were named by sources as suspects facing corruption allegations.
James Harding, editor of the Times, told the Leveson inquiry that the reporter who hacked Nightjack's email had been issued with a formal written warning for professional misconduct. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images A controversial 2009 Times article "outing" an anonymous police blogger called Nightjack was based on material obtained by email hacking, it has emerged in evidence to the Leveson inquiry . Times editor James Harding told the inquiry on Tuesday he had disciplined the reporter involved for accessing the email account by giving him a written warning.
News Corp.’s U.K. publishing unit has stopped using private detectives in the aftermath of the phone-hacking scandal, Tom Mockridge , News International’s chief executive officer, told a media inquiry. Reporters must get permission to use investigators and he hasn’t approved any requests, Mockridge told the judge-led inquiry into press ethics today. The company has come under fire after employees hired a detective to hack into mobile phones for stories. Mockridge’s predecessor, Rebekah Brooks, was arrested in July as part of a police probe into hacking.
News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch is talking nonsense, according to Google. Murdoch, a Twitter user for only the past several weeks, used the service to fire a barrage of accusations Saturday night against President Obama and Google. He accused the White House of being in the employ of "Silicon Valley paymasters."
The Guardian newspaper broke the News of the World phone hacking scandal Source: Supplied
Half of Tessa Jowell's settlement will go direct to a charity in her south London constituency. Photograph: David Levene The former Labour cabinet minister Tessa Jowell has accepted a £200,000 settlement from Rupert Murdoch's News International over the hacking of her phone.
WASHINGTON -- News Corp. honcho Rupert Murdoch threw his weight behind Congress' attempt to restrict the Internet, personally lobbying leaders on Capitol Hill Wednesday for two measures that purport to combat piracy. Murdoch's media empire is among some 350 large corporations that have come out in favor of the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House, as well as the Protect IP Act in the Senate. Both measures would require Internet operators to police activity online, and would mandate Internet giants like Google and AOL (the parent company of The Huffington Post and an opponent of the bills) and credit card companies to take down sites that have content deemed to be in violation of copyright rules.
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