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Rebekah Brooks Resigns From News Corp – [The Daily What]
The controversial News International chief executive announced her departure from the Murdoch Empire this morning after weeks of criticism over her alleged role in the News of the World phone hacking scandalwhich took place under her watch.
Mudoch, who has been called to testify before a parliamentary committee on the affair, adds Brooks’ resignation to a growing list of setbacks for his media conglomerate a mere two days after withdrawing News Corp’s $12 bid for a 100% takeover of BSkyB.
FBI Will Investigate News Corp – [CNN]
The FBI has launched an investigation into Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. after a report that employees or associates may have attempted to hack into phone conversations and voice mail of September 11 survivors, victims and their families, a federal law enforcement source told CNN Thursday.
“We are aware of the allegations and are looking into them,” said the source, who requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the investigation. “We’ll be looking at anyone acting for or on behalf of News Corp., from the top down to janitors,” to gather information and determine whether any laws may have been broken.