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Hundreds Arrested in Cross-Broder Asian Telecom Fraud Ring

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan authorities say they have arrested more than 800 people involved in a suspected trans-national phone scamming ring. The island’s Criminal Investigation Bureau said 300 Taiwanese and 500 Chinese nationals have been arrested at hundreds of locations across Southeast Asia. The operation involved authorities in China, Taiwan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand and the […]

British Parliament Again Calls James Murdoch on Phone-Hacking Scandal

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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British lawmakers say they will recall News International’s deputy chief operations officer, James Murdoch, for questioning in connection with the phone-hacking scandal at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid. Murdoch will face new questions about whether he knew that phone-hacking was widespread at the newspaper. It will be his second public questioning since lawmakers […]

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British Police Make New Arrest in Phone-Hacking Scandal

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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British police have arrested a man suspected of phone-hacking, the 16th person detained in the scandal involving the now-defunct News of the World tabloid owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Police say they detained the 35-year-old man Wednesday but gave no further comment on the arrest. In July, Murdoch closed down News of the World, […]

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AT&T Plans To Buy Rival T-Mobile Hit Legal Obstacle

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Justice Department has filed suit to block AT&T’s planned $39 billion deal to buy a rival mobile phone company called T-Mobile. AT&T is the second-largest mobile phone company in the country, while T-Mobile ranks fourth. In court papers filed Wednesday, Justice officials said the deal could hurt competition and raise prices for consumers. […]

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Murdoch’s News International Launches Probe Into All Its British Papers

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s British subsidiary, News International, has confirmed it is conducting a broad inquiry into reporting practices at all of the company’s British newspapers. This comes in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal that hit his now-defunct News of the World tabloid. Last month Murdoch closed down News of the World, once Britain’s […]

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British PM’s Former Aide Paid by News Corp While Working for Conservatives

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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A former aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron reportedly received payments from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp while serving as the Conservative Party’s director of communications in 2007. The BBC reported that Andy Coulson got several hundred thousand dollars from News Corp between July and December 2007 as part of a severance package. The deal […]

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Ex-Reporter: Phone-Hacking ‘Widely Discussed’ at British Tabloid

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Guardian newspaper has obtained a letter from a former News of the World reporter that says phone-hacking was “widely discussed” at the now-defunct tabloid. In a letter written four years ago and published Tuesday by the Guardian, former reporter Clive Goodman said the illegal eavesdropping had “the full knowledge and support” of senior News […]

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British Police Release Phone-Hacking Suspect on Bail

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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British police say a man arrested in connection with the phone-hacking scandal at the now-defunct News of the World newspaper has been released on bail. Greg Miskiw, a former senior editor for the newspaper, was released Thursday until a court date in October. He was the 12th person arrested as part of the investigation into […]

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British Police Release Phone-Hacking Suspect on Bail

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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British police say a man arrested in connection with the phone-hacking scandal at the now-defunct News of the World newspaper has been released on bail. Greg Miskiw, a former senior editor for the newspaper, was released Thursday until a court date in October. He was the 12th person arrested as part of the investigation into […]

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British Police Make 12th Arrest in Phone-Hacking Scandal

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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British police have made another arrest in connection with the phone-hacking scandal at the now-defunct News of the World newspaper. London police arrested 61-year-old Greg Miskiw, a former senior editor at the weekly tabloid, on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept communications. He is the 12th person arrested in the scandal since January. Miskiw, who had […]

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