How to hack a phone like News of The World journalists did

Via Reuters: World renowned computer hacker, Kevin Mitnick, shows you step-by-step how the News of the World journalists hacked into private voicemails. Shockingly easy to do with some open source software as Mitnick explains. If you access your mobile phone voicemail without a password, is that a risk worth taking? (Background: News International phone hacking […]

Seeing PR sense behind latest News International events

The announcement this morning that News International CEO Rebekah Brooks had resigned provoked near-universal applause on Twitter, from what I could see in my content stream. It was also reported in mainstream media around the world, illustrating quite clearly how significant this is beyond the UK. This and related events today look like the result […]

Making some drama from the NOTW crisis

Last week, the focus was on the News of The World and phone hacking, culminating in the newspaper’s final edition on Sunday July 10. This week, attention has shifted dramatically as events have moved up level by level to embrace the ultimate owner of the British newspaper, News Corporation, in a genuine crisis that could […]