UK media scandal: 2 new computer hacking arrests – Yahoo! News

by peterjukes

The latest arrests follow news announced Friday morning that a senior London police officer is being investigated for allegedly making an “inappropriate disclosure of information” to the paper’s publisher during the initial inquiry into phone hacking in 2006.

That investigation, now discredited, found little evidence to support claims that journalists at the News of the World tabloid illegally intercepted voice mails. Critics cite the failed inquiry as evidence that police deliberately helped the Murdoch paper cover up its crimes.

The News of the World was closed in July, but Murdoch is in London to oversee the launch of its successor, The Sun on Sunday, this weekend.

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