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A 60-year-old man was arrested this morning at his home in South West London on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications relating to Scotland Yard's probe of alleged phone hacking. Operation Weeting officers are currently questioning the man at a South London cop shop. The identity of the latest arrest in the phone- …

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Holmes

According to the Beeb, it's the NoTW legal advisor.

Kind of grim when someone like that agrees in advance to break the law.

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Big Brother

Time to dig into ex-Yard'ies?

Given the ever increasing number of charges from what the original inspector dismissed as one off, lone rogues, etc., prior to leaving the police and being employed by the people he was previously investigating, isn't it time this officer was seriously investigated for his behaviour, to indentify whether he was truly that incompetant, or if there is something more sinister behind why he dismissed the original investigation?

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Re: Time to dig into ex-Yard'ies?

Tom Watson and Martin Hickman in their book, "Dial M for Murdoch" have done most of the digging for us, exposing the whole sordid stinking mess from the cowardly politicos at the top to the ruthless bottom-feeders wallowing in the gutter below them. Read, learn and never forget.

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Holmes

"isn't it time this officer was seriously investigated for his behaviour"

I imagine he is. But there's no point just arresting people without a case that can be prosecuted. I imagine that he has inside knowledge and had the sense to cover his tracks quite well, so it's going to be hard work.

These people are going to have shit-hot legal defence, and stuff needs to be airtight. Sadly; you or I would not have the same legal advantage that these people have.

*Goes and listen's to NMA's "Vengeance"*

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Boffin

Hacking?

Well if dialing someone's number, pressing * and entering 1234 is "hacking", then so be it. It does however sensationalise what is in essence a huge brain-fart by whoever are responsible for data security and privacy at the some of the world's largest telecoms companies.

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"Well if dialing someone's number, pressing * and entering 1234 is "hacking", then so be it."

Just as putting a simple brick through a window is burglary, or taking the easy route and simply shooting someone is murder. Crimes aren't scaled according to complexity.

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