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News Corp. Pays Out For Voicemail Hacking Victims 99

Posted by Soulskill
from the can't-unring-that-bell dept.
New submitter SandmanWAIX sends this excerpt from "Rupert Murdoch's media empire has made huge payouts to 37 phone-hacking victims, including actor Jude Law, singer Danii Minogue, and former British deputy prime minister John Prescott, their lawyers said. ... The company has set up a multi-million-pound compensation scheme for victims of phone hacking in a bid to avoid further costly civil lawsuits. ... It has also made a payout of 2 million pounds to the family of murdered British schoolgirl Milly Dowler, while Mr. Murdoch made a personal donation of 1 million pounds to charities chosen by her family.'"
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News Corp. Pays Out For Voicemail Hacking Victims

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  • Jail time (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 21, 2012 @02:53PM (#38775522)

    Not good enough. He deserves to be in jail along with his son. He shouldn't be allowed to buy his way out.

  • Only Britain? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 21, 2012 @03:49PM (#38775775)

    We only hear about this phone hacking scandal happening in Britain, but why not anywhere else? It's at least imaginable that other News Corp operations were going by the same playbook. Or that if it was so technically easy that even News Corp reporters could do it, couldn't something similar have been done by someone else in other countries, but we just don't know about it yet?

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