Sky News Admits Hacking Email

    Image #: 13458350    The Sky News logo is seen on television screens in an electrical store in Edinburgh, March 3, 2011.  Rupert Murdoch's News Corp took a huge step towards securing its prized $14 billion buyout of BSkyB on Thursday when Britain accepted its proposals to alleviate competition concerns.        REUTERS/David Moir /Landov

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    A senior executive from Rupert Murdoch’s Sky News admitted on Thursday that he had authorized a journalist to hack into email on two separate occasions, and justified the hacking by saying it was "in the public interest." Sky News head John Ryley said the journalist had been authorized to hack into the email of John Darwin, the “canoe man” accused of faking his own death, and, in a separate incident, into the email of a suspected pedophile and his wife. Murdoch’s son, James, resigned on Tuesday from his position as the chief of BSkyB, Sky News’s parent broadcaster.

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