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[News] Murdoch's Phone-hacking Scandal and Timbl's Fight Against Snooping

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Murdoch papers paid £1m to gag phone-hacking victims

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| Rupert Murdoch's News Group News­papers has paid out more than £1m to settle 
| legal cases that threatened to reveal evidence of his journalists' repeated 
| involvement in the use of criminal methods to get stories.  


Call for limits on web snooping

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| Governments and companies should limit the snooping they do on web users.
| So said Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, who said that 
| growing oversight of browsing could have a pernicious effect.  



Times Online denies knowledge of link spam campaign

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| Piotr Wyspianski, a manager at Sitelynx, was revealed on the Waxy.org blog to 
| have waged a one-man campaign to game web aggregation communities such as 
| Digg, Metafilter and StumbleUpon with over a thousand links to Times Online 
| stories. Before working for Sitelynx, he had form for a similar astroturfing 
| effort for his own online jewellery store.    
| Predictably, the Waxy.org story has hit the front page of Digg and some 
| Diggers have piled in to condemn Times Online, blaming a conspiracy by the 
| original Digger himself. "I haven't respected The Times since Murdoch bought 
| it, since that effectively means I can no longer trust its content. Fuck you 
| old man!" wrote one.    


Hacker testifies News Corp unit hired him

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| The trial could result in hundreds of millions of dollars in damage awards.
| NDS, which provides security technology to a global satellite network that 
| includes satellite TV service DirecTV, denies the claims, saying it was only 
| engaged in reverse engineering -- looking at a technology product to 
| determine how it works, a standard in the electronics industry.   

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