Hacking and the Media

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

David Folkenflik, who covers media and arts information for NPR, talks about the allegations against the UK tabloid News of the World, owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., that the tabloid hacked into a missing girl's voicemail, giving her parents hope that she was alive.


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Comments [3]

Amy from Manhattan

Aside from the issues everyone is--justifiably--outraged about, if the News of the World deleted messages from the murdered girl's voicemail, can they be charged w/evidence tampering?

Jul. 07 2011 11:55 AM
Douglas from Long Island

The UK is probably the most-surveilled democracy on the planet. This culture of pervasive surveillance (all "for the good of the country," of course) creates a tolerance of the practice that obviously extends to the press. This is a natural consequence of a culture of spying that was created by the politicians and has been tolerated by the public.

Jul. 06 2011 11:53 AM
donna from bk

news corp's actions in the UK are very likely a good indicator of what they are doing in the USA...

Jul. 06 2011 10:31 AM

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