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....During Rupert Murdoch’s previous bid for Sky in 2010, the then culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, accepted an offer to partially spin off Sky News to allay the media plurality issues Ofcom raised at the time. However, the takeover collapsed because of the fallout from the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed Murdoch’s News of the World. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....A number of analysts and observers believe that Ofcom’s reports will have raised concerns and issues about the takeover. But they also expect that the Murdochs will probably be able to gain clearance for the deal, six years after withdrawing an earlier bid at the height of the phone-hacking scandal. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Murdoch's Sky takeover bid: culture secretary's verdict due this week image
....A number of analysts and observers believe that Ofcom’s reports will have raised concerns and issues about the takeover. But they also expect that the Murdochs will probably be able to gain clearance for the deal, six years after withdrawing an earlier bid at the height of the phone-hacking scandal. ...
Fox’s £11.7bn bid for Sky ‘should be referred to competition authorities’ image
....During Rupert Murdoch’s previous bid for Sky in 2010, the then culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, accepted an offer to partially spin off Sky News to allay the media plurality issues Ofcom raised at the time. However, the takeover collapsed because of the fallout from the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed Murdoch’s News of the World. ...
Norfolk emerges as dating fraud hotspot in regional scam standings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 11:01:53 PM
....9 nationally. Which? said London was a hotspot for various reported scams, including being charged fees for fake loans, social media or email hacking, scam door-to-door sales, fraud involving false or stolen goods and ticket fraud. ...
Gordon Ramsay's Brexit nightmare: chef hires team to halt rising costs image
....9m. On Wednesday Chris Hutcheson, Ramsay’s father-in-law, who used to run the chain before a public falling out, was sentenced to six months in jail for hacking into the group’s computer system. ...
Could growth hacking be the low-cost key to business success? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 06:00:19 AM
. Growth hacking could be perceived as the realm of high-flying startups, but for cash-strapped small businesses, growing fast at a low cost should be a no-brainer. ...
Cold revolution  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 11:01:37 PM
.... Crops would never fail. In fact climate change has sparked some crazy-sounding ideas for hacking the climate, such as spraying sulphuric acid into the upper atmosphere, or dumping quicklime in the oceans. ...
Putin scorns US claims over Trump-Russia ties image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 11:58:17 AM
.... The Jews are blamed for everything," he added. The US intelligence agencies say the hacking of the US Democrats last year bore the hallmarks of Russian state security services. ...
Labour plans inheritance tax raid: Jeremy Corbyn sets his sights on YOUR inheritance image
.... . "Whacking a tax charge on these homes when they are passed on to loved ones after death will be a bitter pill to swallow. ...
Church of England made stunning 17% return on investments in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:08:44 PM
....A focus on ethical investing has long been part of the body’s mandate, although some of its investment picks have still provoked debate. In 2012, it sold its shares in Rupert Murdoch’s media group after the phone-hacking scandal. ...
Brexit and the coming food crisis: ‘If you can’t feed a country, you haven’t got a country’ image
....On 24 June last year, the few hundred residents of a temporary village, hidden from view in the middle of a West Sussex soft fruit farm, received letters. They were signed by David Kay, the managing director of the Hall Hunter Partnership, a business that grows 10% of the UK’s strawberries, 19% of its raspberries and a whacking 42% of its blueberries across thousands of acres, of both glasshouses and polytunnels. ...
NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases 'likely on Monday' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 06:41:08 PM
....Meanwhile, digital rights campaigners Open Rights Group has accused GCHQ of a "very dangerous strategy of hoarding knowledge of security problems". It said Britain's electronic surveillance agency was "in charge of hacking us and protecting us from hackers", making it hard to balance the risks of keeping vulnerabilities secret. ...
Chinese hackers must pay $9m over insider trading scam image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 12:04:50 PM
....According to the SEC, which charged the men in December, they racked up almost $3m (£2. 3m) in illegal profits by hacking two prominent New York law firms. ...
Aw Snap: Snapchat parent company's value plummets after earnings report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 09:22:36 PM
....com/K1d5gtI9Kf. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said in the earnings call that the company refuses to engage in the type of “growth hacking” used by other companies, including sending lots of push notifications to get users to “do something unnatural”. ...
TalkTalk slumps 11% on profit warning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 09:06:26 AM
'Block Fox bid for Sky', says ex-guest claiming harassment image
....The British media regulator, Ofcom, is examining whether it is in the public interest for the Murdoch-owned company to take full ownership of Sky, of which it already owns 39%. A previous bid from the Murdochs to buy Sky was abandoned after a scandal over phone hacking at Murdoch-owned newspapers. ...
UK tourists hit by booking scams up by nearly a fifth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 11:47:58 AM
....Sports events and religious festivals are a common target for scammers due to the limited supply of tickets resulting in higher prices. Holidaymakers are being persuaded to part with their cash with fake accommodation websites and adverts, with fraudsters are also hacking into official accounts to target people. ...
Bill O’Reilly accuser to meet Ofcom as Fox News scandal threatens Sky deal image
....In the letter Bloom accused Fox News of having an “utter disregard for the rights of women” and creating a “toxic culture”. She said: “Fox’s failure to intervene to protect the rights of its female journalists, its secret payouts, and use of intimidation tactics are reminiscent of Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid phone-hacking scandal in 2011, when it emerged that News of the World reporters had hacked the voicemail of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler. ...
Google Docs users hit by phishing scam image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 10:11:39 PM
....This is because the hackers bypassed the need to steal people's login credentials and instead built a third-party app that leveraged Google processes to gain account access. The Russian hacking group Fancy Bear has been accused of using similar attack methods, but one security expert doubted their involvement. ...
BBC exposes flaws in 'world's most secure' email service image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:27:44 PM
....BBC Click asked security researcher Scott Helme and computer security expert Prof Alan Woodward, from the University of Surrey, to scrutinise Nomx. They were asked to assess whether it did let people send messages in a way that was secure against hacking and interception. ...
TalkTalk hack attack: Friends admit cyber crime charges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 05:24:29 PM
....Read more news for Staffordshire. Hanley supplied data for hacking to another man and gave Allsopp the personal and financial details of a TalkTalk customer for the use in fraud. ...
O’Reilly’s exit shows the sons are rising in the Murdoch empire image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 05:59:05 AM
....The trouble with rickety global media players (owned by Murdoch Inc) is that botch and blunder know no borders. So the detritus from phone-hacking came back from Wapping to Manhattan and forced a massive corporate revamp. ...
Inquiry into Murdoch's Sky deal delayed until after general election image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:30:59 AM
....After Bradley receives Ofcom’s report she will have to decide whether to refer 21st Century Fox’s bid to takeover the 61% of Sky it does not already own to the competition authorities for further scrutiny. During Murdoch’s previous bid in 2010, which was scrapped because of the fallout from the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed his UK newspapers, the then culture secretary Jeremy Hunt accepted an offer to spin off Sky News to allay the media plurality issues Ofcom raised. ...
Juicero: Juicing boss defends $400 machine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 07:26:05 AM
....Chief executive Jeff Dunn said the criticism overlooked the "experience" of the machine. He claimed the "hacking" of the pouches did not produce the same quality of juice. ...
Fox forcing out Bill O’Reilly could appease critics of the Sky deal | Graham Ruddick image
....In the letter Bloom accused Fox News of having an “utter disregard for the rights of women” and creating a “toxic culture”. She added: “Fox’s failure to intervene to protect the rights of its female journalists, its secret payouts, and use of intimidation tactics are reminiscent of Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid phone-hacking scandal in 2011, when it emerged that News of the World reporters had hacked the voicemail of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler. ...
Hackers attacked one in five UK firms last year, survey finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:01:21 AM
....Cybercriminals have attacked one in five British businesses in the past year, many of which lack even the most basic security measures to protect confidential information. A report by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) found that only 24% of businesses said they had security in place to guard against hacking, despite the rising danger of attacks and increasing publicity about the threat. ...
Cyber attacks 'hit one in five UK firms' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 02:26:38 AM
....The business group has urged companies to do more to protect themselves. Just a quarter of the firms the BCC surveyed said they had put in place security measures to protect themselves against hacking. ...
Microsoft patched 'NSA hack' Windows flaws before leak image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 10:27:49 AM
....Microsoft says it had already fixed software flaws linked to an alleged breach of the global banking system before they were exposed last week. On Friday, a group called the Shadow Brokers published details of several hacking tools, indicating they had been used by the US National Security Agency (NSA) to spy on money transfers. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky takeover approved by European regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 04:07:03 PM
....”. During the 2010 takeover bid by News Corp, which was derailed by the phone hacking scandal at the company, Murdoch reached an agreement with the government to spin off Sky News to satisfy media plurality concerns. ...
Sky's 21st Century Fox takeover cleared by Europe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 02:37:06 PM
.... . In 2011, Rupert Murdoch abandoned a bid to take full control of Sky in the wake of that year's phone-hacking scandal involving journalists at his UK newspapers. ...
Answerphone hackers rack up £5,000 in calls – all charged to us image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 06:00:02 AM
. I work for a small charity in Benwell, Newcastle, where we have been the victim of phone system hacking that has resulted in a bill of almost £5,000 over a four-day period. ...
Sir Elton John among 63 new phone-hacking claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 05:13:31 PM
. Sir Elton John and Gordon Ramsay are taking action against the publisher of the Sun and defunct News of the World over phone-hacking claims. ...
Ofcom must block Murdoch's Sky takeover, Miliband and Cable say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 02:48:08 PM
....”. During its investigation following Murdoch’s previous attempt to take over Sky in 2010, Ofcom found that Sky remained a “fit and proper” owner of a broadcast licence despite the phone-hacking scandal that embroiled the now-defunct News Corporation, then parent of Fox and Murdoch’s UK newspapers. ...
Fox takeover bid for Sky to be reviewed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:37:23 AM
....Rupert Murdoch has tried before to take full control of Sky. In 2011 News Corp, which owns The Times and The Sun, made an offer but it was abandoned in the wake of the phone hacking scandal. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to be investigated by UK regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:35:05 AM
....Rupert Murdoch’s £11. 7bn takeover bid for Sky is to be investigated by the media regulator to see if it gives him too much control of news output in the UK and whether the Murdoch family are “fit and proper” owners following the phone-hacking scandal. ...
Identity fraud reached record levels in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 01:00:52 AM
.... . Fraudsters get hold of the necessary personal material by stealing mail, computer hacking, obtaining data on the dark web, and exploiting personal information on social media. ...
Vibrator maker ordered to pay out C$4m for tracking users' sexual activity image
....In addition, data is collected and sent back to Standard Innovation, letting the company know about the temperature of the device and the vibration intensity – which, combined, reveal intimate information about the user’s sexual habits. The flaws with the We-Vibe sex toy were first revealed at the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas in 2016 by New Zealand-based hackers “goldfisk” and “follower”. ...
Tim Berners-Lee calls for tighter regulation of online political advertising image
....“As our data is then held in proprietary silos, out of sight to us, we lose out on the benefits we could realise if we had direct control over this data, and chose when and with whom to share it,” he said. A more pernicious side-effect of this data aggregation is the way governments are “increasingly watching our every move online” and passing laws such as the UK’s Investigatory Powers Act, which legalises a range of snooping and hacking tools used by security services that “trample our right to privacy”. ...
21st Century Fox rejects Sky takeover bid concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:59:32 AM
....". Ms Bradley also questioned whether the proposed deal threatened broadcasting standards, singling out "corporate governance failures" at News Corp during the phone-hacking scandal of 2011 as a cause for concern. ...
Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:32:08 AM
....Several of the tech firms whose products have been allegedly compromised by the CIA have given their first reactions to the claims. Wikileaks published thousands of documents said to detail the US spy agency's hacking tools on Tuesday. ...
UK culture secretary 'minded to' refer Sky takeover to Ofcom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:17:29 PM
....”. An Ofcom investigation found in 2012 that Sky remained a “fit and proper” owner of a broadcast licence, despite the phone-hacking affair that embroiled its then parent company. ...
Murdoch's 21st Century Fox bid for Sky should be rejected, minister told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:38:50 AM
....In the summary to the report, the coalition argues that its objections are “linked to, but separate from” the concerns over the “fit and proper” person test. This was raised during the last attempt by the Murdochs to take over the whole of Sky at the height of the phone-hacking scandal in 2011. ...
Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to formally notify EU of Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:50:03 PM
....His ownership of UK news media also includes the Times, the Sunday Times and the Sun as well as radio group TalkSport, which he controls through a separate company, News Corp. Given the level of opposition to Murdoch’s first bid for Sky in 2011, which was eventually abandoned because of the fallout from the phone-hacking scandal that was engulfing his UK newspapers, Bradley is expected to refer the deal to media regulator Ofcom. ...
TalkTalk scam victims say it’s time for answers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 06:59:33 AM
.... It is thought that customers’ details were stolen from an Indian call centre, and a year ago the company confirmed that three India-based contract workers had been arrested. The data hacks are not thought to be related to the much more publicised hacking of the company by a UK-based teenager that separately led the firm to be fined £400,000 by the ICO. ...
Ed Miliband asks Ofcom for inquiry into Rupert Murdoch Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 06:33:05 PM
....Ofcom carried out a fit and proper person test of whether Sky should be allowed to hold a broadcast licence in 2012. Although it cleared the broadcaster, Murdoch’s son James was heavily criticised over his role as chairman of News International when the news of the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World broke. ...
Game over! How to beat the 10% rise in the cost of your TV, phone and broadband image
.... Virgin Media traditionally puts up its prices in February, and it is expected to do so this year. Only under-fire TalkTalk, still trying to rebuild its reputation after the hacking scandal, has cut prices for new and existing customers – but only after it hiked bills at the end of last year. ...
McDonald’s will need more than a bigger Big Mac to supersize profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 07:00:23 AM
....She was probably not referring to satellite broadcaster Sky, which is again being pursued by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox. Analysts believe there is little political will to block the deal, which failed last time amid the phone-hacking scandal. ...
Cyber security takes centre stage in the age of Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 07:30:17 AM
. In 2016 cyber hacking repeatedly made the front page: from the revelation that hackers had stolen personal information associated with half a billion Yahoo accounts, to Donald Trump asking Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s email. ...
‘I thought I’d bought my first home, but I lost £67,000 in a conveyancing scam’ image
....” The firm also says that the banks “should take more responsibility”. There’s a name for this type of email hacking scam involving the theft of homebuying cash, according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA): “Friday afternoon fraud”. ...
Rising inequality threatens world economy, says WEF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 09:26:38 AM
'A major bank will fail' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:06:14 AM
....Cybersecurity will undoubtedly be the dominant theme of 2017, as all tech innovations could be undermined by data thefts, fraud and cyber propaganda. Forget Kim Kardashian, it's hacking that could break the internet - and much more besides. ...
The Sun losses exceed £60m as ad slump and hacking charges take toll image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 01:06:30 PM
. The Sun made a loss of more than £60m last year as steep declines in print advertising, redundancy costs and phone-hacking charges battered the tabloid. ...
Airline passenger details easy prey for hackers, say researchers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 12:47:03 PM
....The PNR system was also the route for many of the weaknesses demonstrated by Karsten Nohl and Nemanja Nikodijevic, the researchers who revealed the flaws at this year’s Chaos Communication Congress hacker convention in Hamburg. While it was presented at a hacker convention, “much less hacking was actually needed to exploit” the booking system, Nohl said. ...
US cyber fraud: Three men accused of $4m insider deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 08:52:27 AM
. Three Chinese citizens accused of hacking into computers of American law firms advising on company mergers have been charged with multi-million dollar cyber fraud in New York. ...
Meeting notes contradict Murdoch claim not to have asked PMs for help image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 06:05:22 PM
.... The pay-TV broadcaster is currently 39% controlled by Fox, in which the Murdoch family has a controlling interest. Speaking in parliament on Tuesday, the former Labour leader Ed Miliband urged the government to block Murdoch’s bid, after a similar approach had to be withdrawn at the height of the phone-hacking scandal in 2011. ...
Ed Miliband slams Sky bid: 'Murdoch has learned nothing' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 01:45:43 PM
.... Rupert’s son James is chief executive of 21st Century Fox and chairman of Sky. In July 2011, when Milband led Labour, a previous Murdoch bid for Sky was withdrawn at the height of the phone-hacking scandal. ...
Rupert Murdoch: 'I've never asked any prime minister for anything' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 01:57:06 PM
....The former Labour leader Ed Miliband and former business secretary Vince Cable have called for the takeover to be blocked and referred to the regulator. A previous attempt by a Murdoch company to acquire the remaining part of Sky was withdrawn in the summer of 2011 at the height of the phone-hacking scandal, which was exposed by the Guardian and led to the closure of the News of the World. ...
Murdoch’s Sky deal must be blocked, say senior opposition figures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 11:05:16 PM
.... Miliband and Cable also point out that a 2012 Ofcom report was “withering about the conduct of James Murdoch” when it examined the last attempted take over of Sky, and they urge the culture secretary, Karen Bradley, to immediately refer the issue to the watchdog again. James, the younger son of Rupert Murdoch, stood down as chairman of BSkyB in 2012 as Ofcom escalated its investigation into whether he was a “fit and proper person” to be in charge in the wake of the phone hacking scandal. ...
Southern rail dispute reflects workers’ growing fears about rise of automation image
....There is plenty of American academic literature on the effects of automation, but only one study has taken a detailed look at wages over the last 30 years and appeared to show the effect on individuals’ living standards. Robert Shapiro, a former economic adviser to Bill Clinton who now runs the Sonecon consultancy in Washington, spent six months hacking his way through more than three decades of census data and found that the most profound impact on the wages of college-educated, middle-income groups arrived along with the internet at the turn of the century. ...
Murdoch's £11.7bn Sky bid will face competition complaints from rivals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 05:30:37 PM
....”. Fox believes there will be no competition hurdles and is buoyed by the precedent set in 2010, when the European commission – the EU’s executive arm – cleared a bid for Sky by Fox’s predecessor, News Corporation, although the phone-hacking scandal ultimately derailed the transaction. ...
Pressure on Yahoo grows after massive hack attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 12:56:46 AM
. Pressure on Yahoo continued to grow after the internet search giant revealed that it was the victim of another huge hacking attack in 2013. ...
Rupert Murdoch confirms £11.7bn Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 12:45:00 PM
.... In 2011, News Corporation paid a break fee of about £38. 5m after pulling out of its bid as the phone-hacking scandal engulfed Murdoch’s UK newspapers. ...
Were Yahoo hackers state-sponsored? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 08:02:00 AM
. Yahoo has said more than one billion user accounts may have been affected in a hacking attack dating back to 2013. ...
'One billion' affected by Yahoo hack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 10:36:16 PM
. Yahoo has said more than one billion user accounts may have been affected in a hacking attack dating back to 2013. ...
Gordon Brown: delay Murdoch Sky takeover till after Leveson part 2 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 11:22:13 AM
....It was delayed in 2011 until the conclusion of all related criminal cases to avoid prejudicing any police investigations or court proceedings. In one of those trials, the former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was sent to jail for phone-hacking offences for 18 months in 2014. ...
Rupert Murdoch unlikely to spin off Sky News in takeover battle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 08:00:59 PM
.... Fox, which already owns 39% of Sky, is seeking to buy the remaining 61%. Referring to the phone-hacking scandal that derailed the previous Murdoch bid for Sky, the LAPFF said: “Any recommendation by the board in favour would have to be based on an appropriate premium as well as safeguards for future probity given the past track records of the businesses controlled by the Murdochs. ...
TalkTalk hacker, 19, pleads guilty at the Old Bailey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 06:17:19 PM
....A 19-year-old man has pleaded guilty to involvement in the major hack attack of the telecoms firm TalkTalk last year. Daniel Kelley, from Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, pleaded guilty to hacking at the Old Bailey. ...
Murdoch deal requires robust safeguards at Sky, say shareholders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 12:29:59 PM
....The proposed deal, which could be formally tabled as early as this week, will result in Murdoch owning 100% of Sky through 21st Century Fox as well as the Times, Sunday Times, Sun and radio station TalkSport through separate newspaper and book publishing company News Corp. Murdoch’s previous bid to take full control of Sky was derailed in 2011 at the height of the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed the now-closed News of the World. ...
Pressure grows to refer Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to Ofcom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 05:38:11 PM
....Kevin Brennan, the shadow culture minister who secured an urgent question, highlighted parliament’s opposition to a previous bid by Murdoch’s News Corp for BSkyB in 2011. He said little had changed since MPs passed a motion against the deal over “serious wrongdoing that was being uncovered in the phone-hacking scandal and the concentration of media power into fewer and fewer hands”. ...
Murdoch plans Sky bid tactic that would squeeze out opponents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 04:21:53 PM
....Murdoch has had hopes of unifying the two business empires for years. In 2011, he abandoned his News Corporation’s £8bn bid for BSkyB after public outcry over phone hacking. ...
Murdoch Sky bid: government faces urgent question image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 01:28:48 PM
.... Any review could look at media plurality issues, impartiality and also whether company executives should face a fit and proper person test. A similar bid by Murdoch to take full control of the UK’s largest broadcaster failed five years ago amid public revulsion over the phone-hacking scandal, which led to the closure of the News of the World and launched the Leveson inquiry into press behaviour. ...
Top Sky executives stand to make £40m in Murdoch buyout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 05:30:20 PM
.... “The independent directors have absolutely failed minority shareholders,” the investor added. Murdoch was forced to abandon an attempt to take full control of Sky in 2011 amid a public outcry over the phone-hacking scandal. ...
Ex-BBC chief calls on Theresa May to resist Rupert Murdoch’s Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 07:16:50 PM
....Sir Michael Lyons said that the government should apply the “fit and proper person” test to the proposed deal, which would see Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox film and television group take full control of the broadcaster, of which it already owns 39%. The media tycoon was forced to abandon an attempt to take full control in 2011 amid a public outcry over his businesses’ journalistic practices in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal. ...
Why is Murdoch taking over Sky now? Blame Brexit and Netflix image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 07:33:14 PM
....But Murdoch will think he has little to fear from the UK end. News Corp pulled its bid in 2011 after weeks of revelations about phone hacking at the News of the World but he has split his media empire in two since then. ...
Sky takeover deal – all you need to know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 07:06:54 PM
....2bn takeover by Rupert Murdoch’s US media group 21st Century Fox reignites one of the most contentious corporate deals of the decade. Five years ago, Murdoch’s News Corp pulled out of a bid for the pay-TV broadcaster in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal. ...

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