Police to investigate News of the World phone-hacking claims

The payments secured secrecy over out-of-court settlements in three cases that threatened to expose evidence that Murdoch journalists used private investigators to illegally hack into the mobile phone messages of public figures to gain unlawful access to confidential personal data, including tax records, social security files, bank statements and itemised phone bills. Cabinet ministers, MPs, actors and sports stars were all targets of the private investigators.

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"But, but, but, the government says it is OKAY to listen in to phone calls and read emails without a warrant now!!!!"

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