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    Sunday Times Targeted Brown

    Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom looks on while attending New York University to address students and faculty on December 14, 2010 in New York City. Brown participated in a discussion with students about global politics and economics, and also about his new book exploring globalization in the modern world.

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    It wasn’t just News of the World, apparently: The Sunday Times and The Sun have been dragged into the phone-hacking scandal, with The Guardian saying that journalists from both papers targeted former prime minister Gordon Brown. A “blagger” working for The Sunday Times posed as Brown six times to gain information from his bank account; also, his lawyers were tricked by a Sunday Times employee into handing over personal legal information. The Sun also obtained records from Brown’s son’s medical file. The Guardian says “the sheer scale of the data assault on Brown is unusual, with evidence of attempts to obtain his legal, financial, tax, medical and police records as well as to listen to his voicemail.” (Editor's note: An original version incorrectly stated that The Times of London targeted Gordon Brown. It has been corrected to The Sunday Times.)

    Read it at The Guardian