CNN reports FBI investigating Newcorp over 911 allegations

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    Responding to allegations from several Washington lawmakers, the FBI has opened an investigation into whether Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. attempted to hack into the telephones of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the families of those who died.

    According to federal law enforcement sources, the decision by the FBI's field office in New York to launch the criminal probe came after several members of Congress raised concerns in letters to FBI headquarters, questioning whether reporters for the media empire may have tried to compromise Sept. 11 victims just as they reportedly hacked into the phones of numerous individuals in England.

    FBI opens probe into activities of Murdoch's News Corp. - latimes.com
     
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    This is getting juicier by the minute! PULL THE CHECK BOOK OUT RUPPIE! Ya got a lot of people to pay off with this one.
     
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    G'day mate!

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    Would it even have been possible to hack them back then? There were only two cell phones on the places that managed to connect to the ground. Most of the phone calls were by satellite phones.

    It is amazing how much tech has changed in 10 years.

    This sounds like just a witch hunt kind of deal.
     
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    Actually, I've just been digging around the media looking for more details. As I read, I was struck by one thing. I can't find a direct quote from the ex-cop naming the News of the World, or any other newspaper. I can find quotes from him claiming that he was 'besieged' by 'journalists' and that they asked him to get phone numbers - and I can see a quote where he claimed they asked him particularly about British victims.... But... no direct quote naming any particular paper.

    So. My questions about this, so far, are:

    1. How does he know it was it NotW journalists?
    2. What does he mean by 'besieged'?
    3. Does he remember which papers these journalists represented?
    4. Were any of these journalists from, say, US papers? Or any other countries?

    Edit: 5. Does he remember, or did he make a note of, the names of the journalists?
     
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    Gee your BORING Cali......you know not the minute nor the hour....take a rest pill of choice:cool:
     
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    I know.... I keep asking questions.... ones that the drooling hordes hadn't considered. :eusa_angel:

    And, if I bore you, perhaps you should put me on ignore.
     
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    Cali ignore you,your the best thing/sorry person on here..steve:cool:
     
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    I wish I could say it was reciprocal, but since I've read nothing noteworthy or even vaguely interesting from you, sadly, I cannot.
     

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