John Yates quit after learning Met watchdog’s plan to suspend him: here.
News of the World phone-hacking whistleblower found dead: here.
New NYT report on News Corp’s elaborate efforts to cover up the hacking scandal: here.
Allegations Fox News chief Roger Ailes constructed an underground bunker within the Fox News headquarters to perform “counterintelligence” that may include illegally hacking phone calls: here.
Rupert Murdoch Has Gamed American Politics Every Bit as Thoroughly as Britain’s: here.
Two years ago, e-mail files of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia were hacked and selectively posted on the web. Rupert Murdoch newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, expressed shock at the “criminal conspiracy” and “scientific blacklisting” http://bobpark.physics.umd.edu/WN09/wn120409.html. The “gate” suffix was added to invite comparison with the infamous break-in at the Watergate by Nixon’s goons, but the climategate burglars were treated as heroes. There was not one line of criticism about the only criminal offense in the whole sordid climategate affair of hacking into private files. It is ironic that hacking by the Murdoch papers is now threatening the Murdoch empire: here.