1. News Corp.

    28 Reporters Linked to Phone Hacking

    Unsold copies of the last issue of the News of the World, published by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., sit on the floor at a supermarket in Slough, U.K., on Sunday, July 10, 2011. The U.K. tabloid newspaper that has run stories about celebrities, sex scandals and murders since the Victorian era, published its final edition after News Corp. decided to shut it amid phone-hacking claims. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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    It’s not a smoking gun, but British investigators have uncovered their best evidence yet that phone hacking was systemic at News of the World: 28 names from the newspaper’s staff appear in the notes of Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator originally accused of being a sole “rogue” agent. It was Mulcaire’s habit to note the name of the reporter who hired him in the top-left corner of each page. "This fact alone suggests wide-ranging, illegal activity within the organization at the relevant time,” said Robert Jay, a counsel for the inquiry. The words “The Sun,” one of News Corp.’s other British newspapers, also appear in his notes, although without any specific names attached.

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