1. HACKING

    Brown: Murdoch Misled Inquiry

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    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown pushed back on Monday when he took the stand at the UK’s probe into hacking at Rupert Murdoch’s media properties. In earlier testimony, the Australian media mogul had accused Brown of making a call during his time in 10 Downing Street in which he said he was “at war” with Murdoch’s empire. “This call did not happen,” Brown said in testimony Monday. “The threat was not made.” Call logs from Brown’s time in office seem to back up his claim that the only conversation he had with Murdoch while serving as head of government came a year later than Murdoch claimed, “and that was about Afghanistan.”

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