The News of the World phone hacking saga involving the Murdoch media has opened up with news that there could have been over ninety people whose phones were affected. The police have announced that they are looking into possible criminal activity following Rebekah Brooks’ earlier statement that papers paid police for tips. James Murdoch hasn’t been able to keep the issue in a box.
A judge has ruled that there will be four test cases to establish grounds for compensation.The New Statesman website crashed after Hugh Grant’s bugging the bugger interview, another example of the rise of the celebrity activist. Police have arrested three journalists and have started to trawl through emails to find other names of people who would be affected. It may also mean that Newscorp’s attempt to take over BSkyB is thwarted.