Stephen: As the phone hacking scandal continues to expand each day it remains under investigation, both in the UK and for its implications in the US, new allegations by the respected British current affairs program Panorama – that a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s News International/Corp/Limited employed computer hacking to undermine the business of its chief TV rival in Britain – are set to go to air.
Apparently, the story involves a pirate website, secretly controlled by a Murdoch company, which was used to assist the distribution of counterfeit copies of News-owned BskyB’s main PayTV competitor’s smart cards. This gave people the opportunity to illegally download software which provided free access to the rival’s Pay-TV services. And it is this, says the competitor, that sent it broke. Here’s The Guardian’s breaking story… Read the rest of this entry