News of the World hacking case

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  • NBZ 10 Jul 2009 15:15:17 2,372 posts
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    A quick look and there is no thread on this.

    So what do people make of it and the fact that the Police are refusing to investigate it further?

    Two jags seems to be annoyed by that, but there is a big civil liberties issue here too.
  • PearOfAnguish 10 Jul 2009 15:19:35 7,312 posts
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    Not surprising, it's probably been happening forever, I'm sure I remember seeing an interview with a PI a little while back who admitted to being paid to do this sort of thing. You can bet it's not just the NOTW that did it as well, they were just the ones who got caught.
  • Khanivor 10 Jul 2009 15:21:06 40,808 posts
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    Met in not investigating muckraking newspaper SHOCKA!!!
  • pjmaybe 10 Jul 2009 15:22:16 70,676 posts
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    One question: Why the hell would anyone want to know what Gwyneth Paltrow got up to in private?
  • NBZ 10 Jul 2009 15:22:47 2,372 posts
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    I do wonder if there are "security concerns" due to which they are not investigating it further - showing/publicising the flaws in the system may force the operators to fix them?
  • Khanivor 10 Jul 2009 15:24:41 40,808 posts
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    More likely"security concerns" equals "a number of our senior officers were tapped arranging meetings with their favourite hookers and dealers"
  • NBZ 10 Jul 2009 15:30:51 2,372 posts
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    yeah, that too.

    EDIT - seems my title could have been better/clearer. Any mods want to fix it up to something decent?
  • Deleted user 1 September 2010 23:09:58
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/05/magazine/05hacking-t.html

    New York Times have just done a massive investigation. Paints the police and NoW in a pretty bad light.
  • Bremenacht 2 Sep 2010 10:45:46 18,335 posts
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    richardtock wrote:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/05/magazine/05hacking-t.html

    New York Times have just done a massive investigation. Paints the police and NoW in a pretty bad light.
    Cheers - I'm going to enjoy reading this. P.E. reported that the two NYT journalists were camped in a hotel in London for some months. I didn't expect to see it this soon.

    I wonder if the story gets picked up by the UK press (as it should; or has it already, if there's room after Blair?) or whether we'll have the terrible (and damning) spectacle of all the UK mainstream press pretending it didn't happen.
  • Deleted user 2 September 2010 10:52:36
    The Guardian have obviously picked up on it. Can't see it anywhere else, though.

    Coulson can't survive politically anymore, surely.
  • Bremenacht 2 Sep 2010 11:02:12 18,335 posts
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    Even if the UK press does it's best to ignore it, it's going to help fuel the Fox/Murdoch/Tea-party debate in America. I've only read two page, and I'm seeing Murdoch Murdoch Murdoch. I wonder if the take-home message from this investigation will be 'Murdoch's newsmedia are criminals'
  • RedSparrows 3 Sep 2010 17:01:49 22,779 posts
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    I have a sad doubt the news and notion will translate into what I reckon most of us would like to see: people going 'hey, these fucks are fucking us over, and we love them for it!'.
  • coastal 3 Sep 2010 17:17:56 5,383 posts
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    The Beeb have finally picked up on it. I thought they'd be straight in. Nothing on the Torygraph site though the Indy have published.

    Unfortunately it's been a busy day with everyone fussing over whether William Hague should be sharing rooms with another MAN.

    Luckily John Prescott is steaming furious at the MET police's inaction. I doubt if he'll give up quietly. That Andy Coulson does appear to be a complete c#nt of the highest order though.

    bf3: sergeant_shaftoe

  • RedSparrows 3 Sep 2010 17:22:24 22,779 posts
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    The Pakistani corruption allegations have been an absolute godsend for anyone wanting to sneak out unpopular news/having naughty deeds revealed.

    The press is garbage.
  • Bremenacht 20 Nov 2010 00:37:13 18,335 posts
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    ho ho ho
  • thelzdking 21 Jan 2011 12:08:30 4,367 posts
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    Andy Coulson resigns.
  • Jeepers 21 Jan 2011 12:10:45 13,181 posts
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    thelzdking wrote:
    Andy Coulson resigns.

    HA HA!
  • TheSaint 21 Jan 2011 12:23:02 14,430 posts
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    I assume a story will be coming out over the weekend then.

    Something tells me you don't become a successful editor without knowing where your stories are coming from.
  • Dougs 21 Jan 2011 12:28:19 67,829 posts
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    Indeed. Was hilarious watching him try and deny it all these months.
  • Dougs 21 Jan 2011 15:19:28 67,829 posts
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    Armando Ianucci miles ahead!
  • Retroid Moderator 21 Jan 2011 16:44:33 44,799 posts
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    lolz
  • X201 26 Jan 2011 16:33:55 15,491 posts
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    Another one gone...

    Former News of the World head of news Ian Edmondson sacked amid phone-hacking inquiry
  • X201 26 Jan 2011 16:42:20 15,491 posts
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    Fresh police enquiry too...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12290535
  • oceanmotion 26 Jan 2011 16:46:41 15,959 posts
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    How do you hack a phone anyway ?
  • TheSaint 26 Jan 2011 16:48:09 14,430 posts
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    It's not really hacking it's more listening to the voicemail.
  • thelzdking 26 Jan 2011 16:58:29 4,367 posts
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    I really don't buy the line that he's being sacked twice for something which hasn't been proven and that it's unfair. If he genuinely didn't know about what was going on at the News of the World then it's still fair enough to say that as the then-editor the buck stopped with him. However I can't seem to think of any plausible reason as to why he would resign as Spin Doctor if he wasn't guilty. His statement about his job being made impossible is unsatisfactory as he gives no reasons why, and his statement about a spokesman needing a spokesman is blatant fluff.
  • oceanmotion 26 Jan 2011 16:59:41 15,959 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    It's not really hacking it's more listening to the voicemail.

    How can they access that without the phone ?
  • spamdangled 26 Jan 2011 16:59:54 27,355 posts
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    Yeah. IIRC they just rang the voicemail from an external number and because people hadn't changed their pin number, they got to listen to loads of stuff.

    Though Lembet Opek was just on BBC claiming that they had literally tapped his line and he thought they were listening to his live conversations. Which seems... unlikely.

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  • tumbletoss 26 Jan 2011 17:02:44 16,030 posts
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    I think it's amazing that Andy Coulson took so long to resign. If you're going to be doing PR for a bloke, the last thing you want to be doing is attracting negative press by your very presence. Him and Cameron must have really had something going there to try ride that one out.
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