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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 05:52 PM
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Phone-hacking: Police revise up number of potential victims
Source: BBC News

A total of 5,795 people may have had their phones hacked by the News of the World (NoW) newspaper, police now say.

The figure was "very likely" to be revised in the future following further analysis, the Metropolitan Police said.

In July, police said they had gathered material containing 3,870 first and second names of people whose phones could have been illegally accessed.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15585310



Going for gold I guess. :sarcasm:
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 06:06 PM
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1. Eventually it will just be
"If you live in the UK and have a cell phone, NI probably hacked you."

Sadly, that might not be TOO far from the truth.

And I'm sure we'll be able to swap out "UK" for "US" soon enough. Murdochian scumbaggery knows no borders.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 06:28 PM
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2. There are apparently some complicated issues with this
Edited on Thu Nov-03-11 06:29 PM by dipsydoodle
associated with changes in your laws concerning our privacy roundabout 2009 which have an effect on cases prior to and after that date , the manner in which a phone was obtained and finally exactly what misuse was made of that information.

The police are going to need to sift through this lot to see what's what before the Crown Prosecution Service decides which cases merit charges being made. I would doubt there would be any further out of court settlements. If the whole lot went to court I'd estimate it would take at least 10 years to clear the backlog.
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 07:50 PM
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3. I wonder if your countrymen and lawmakers might be demanding/taking a closer
Edited on Thu Nov-03-11 07:55 PM by beac
look at those 2009 changes if they in ANY way made it even marginally legal for Rupert's sleazemongers to hack. I would certainly hope so.



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