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News Corporation: Have I got news for you | The Economist

THE most humble day of my life,” is how Rupert Murdoch, the boss of News Corporation, described his experience being excoriated by British parliamentarians in July 2011. Accusations of phone hacking, police bribery and negligence involving Mr Murdoch’s News …

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Government surveillance: Little peepers everywhere | The Economist

America’s laws governing digital and mobile surveillance are an unholy mess

IN FEBRUARY 1928 the Supreme Court heard the case of Roy Olmstead, whose conviction on bootlegging charges relied on evidence obtained by tapping his phones. Olmstead contended that this violated the fourth amendment, which protects against “unreasonable searches and seizures”. The court disagreed: it held that …

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Eight Charged With Phone-Hacking Offenses in U.K. – WSJ.com

British prosecutors accused a group of former top journalists at News Corp.’s NWSA -0.32% now-closed News of the World tabloid—including former editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson—of conspiring to hack the voice mail of more than 600 celebrities, sports stars, politicians and …

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How Anonymous Picks Targets, Launches Attacks, and Takes Powerful Organizations Down | Threat Level | Wired.com

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Dharun Ravi’s Sentencing : The New Yorker

Earlier today, five weeks after Dharun Ravi, the former roommate of Tyler Clementi, was found guilty of all of the charges against him, he returned to court in New Brunswick and was sentenced to …

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Google Engineer Told Others of Data Scoop – WSJ.com

A Google Inc. GOOG -0.08% engineer told others at the company about his plan to scoop up personal information from wireless-network users as specially equipped cars drove by their homes, but the practice continued for two years after the internal disclosures, a Federal Communications Commission investigation …

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