Archive for the 'improper use of telecommunications' Category

Gary McKinnon given more time to challenge Alan Johnson’s decision to extradite him – Daily Telegraph

“British computer programmer Gary McKinnon has been granted another seven days to challenge Alan Johnson’s decision to extradite him to America to answer computer hacking charges.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Parliamentary inquiry misled on phone hacks – The Independent

“A parliamentary inquiry into phone hacking by tabloid journalists may have been seriously misled, it emerged yesterday when lawyers acting for a Scotland Yard detective denied that he had ever claimed that messages to 6,000 people had been intercepted.”

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The Independent, 16th November 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Hoax 999 call ‘riot hero’ jailed – BBC News

“A man hailed as a hero for saving a policeman from rioting hooligans has been jailed for making a hoax 999 call which sparked a £1m rescue operation.”

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BBC News, 10th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Max Clifford plans court action over News of the World’s hacking – The Guardian

“The celebrity publicist MAx Clifford is starting a legal action against the News of the World to uncover any role its journalists may have played in intercepting messages left on his mobile phone.”

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The Guardian, 14th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police may have had a duty to notify phone-hacking victims, says privacy expert – OUT-LAW.com

“The Metropolitan Police knew that numerous mobile phones had been illegally hacked by private investigators but failed to alert the phones’ owners, according to The Guardian newspaper. If so, the victims should have been told, a privacy expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th July 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Three inquiries launched into News of the World hacking claims – The Guardian

“News International was facing three fresh inquiries into the conduct of its journalists and executives following the Guardian’s disclosures that Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper empire paid £1m to keep secret the use of criminal methods to get stories.”

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The Guardian, 10th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

PCC statement on phone message tapping claims – Press Complaints Commission

“PCC statement on phone message tapping claims.”

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Press Complaints Commission, 9th July 2009

Source: www.pcc.org.uk


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