Phone Hacking a Widespread Practice

    MUNICH, GERMANY - JANUARY 25:  James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch and Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corporation, Europe and Asia, looks on during the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference at HVB Forum on January 25, 2011 in Munich, Germany. DLD brings together global leaders and creators from the digital world.  (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** James Murdoch

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    It’s possible that at least 28 people who were at one time employed by News Corp.’s News of the World and two other tabloids were involved in illegally hacking voicemails of celebrities, crime victims, and politicians, suggesting the practice was much more widespread than previously assumed. The notebooks of one private investigator already jailed for phone hacking for News of the World listed the names of 28 onetime employees, suggesting he’d been asked by these people to hack phones. The investigator’s notebooks indicate that he was given 2,266 hacking assignments.

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