Ex-News of the World reporter charged with hacking

Sep 03, 2013

Police investigating the British media's phone hacking scandal say a former News of the World journalist has been charged with hacking offenses.

Metropolitan Police said that 37-year-old Daniel Evans was charged Tuesday with conspiring with others to intercept of public figures and other charges, including perverting the course of justice for allegedly making a false witness statement in court.

Evans was arrested in August 2011. He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

News of the World, a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, was shuttered after it emerged that its journalists routinely intercepted voicemails of celebrities, royals and crime victims.

The scandal spread to other papers and triggered a police probe into wider media wrongdoing.

Explore further: Startups offer banking for smartphone users

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

UK court rejects bid to drop phone hacking charges

Jun 28, 2013

(AP)—Britain's Court of Appeal has rejected a bid by five defendants, including former tabloid editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, to block their prosecution on charges of trying to intercept voicemail messages.

UK police arrest 6 people in phone hacking probe

Feb 13, 2013

(AP)—British police investigating computer hacking and privacy offenses by the media have arrested six people allegedly involved in intercepting voice mails for the defunct News of the World tabloid.

UK Police: More than 1,000 likely hacking victims

Sep 04, 2012

(AP)—The police officer leading Britain's inquiries into the tabloid phone hacking scandal says there were more than 1,000 likely victims—up from an estimate of 702 she gave in July.

New arrest in UK phone hacking scandal

Jun 27, 2011

(AP) -- Britain's Press Association news agency said Monday one of its reporters was arrested by detectives investigating a widening phone hacking scandal.

Recommended for you

Startups offer banking for smartphone users

19 hours ago

The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Startups, such as Moven and Simple, offer banking that's designed specifically for smartphones, enabling users to track their spending on the go. Some things ...

'SwaziLeaks' looks to shake up jet-setting monarchy

Aug 29, 2014

As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prepares to end a two-year forced stay at Ecuador's London embassy, he may take comfort in knowing he inspired resistance to secrecy in places as far away as Swaziland.

Ecuador heralds digital currency plans (Update)

Aug 29, 2014

Ecuador is planning to create what it calls the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, ...

WEF unveils 'crowdsourcing' push on how to run the Web

Aug 28, 2014

The World Economic Forum unveiled a project on Thursday aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide to brainstorm the best ways to govern the Internet.

User comments : 0