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UGH! Rupert Murdoch Facing New Scandals!

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New Murdoch Woes

Can't you get to the top WITHOUT getting dirty??

There are new reports coming out that get pretty technical, but they're no bueno none-the-less!

Apparently several news outlets have rolled out investigative projects targeting Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. Among them are Britain's BBC, the London Independent , and America's PBS!

All of them having super similar stories about bringing down rivals to Murdoch's Sky Italia satellite broadcasting company via smart-card hacking!

They claim that the News Corp software company NDS 'cracked the access codes used by ONdigital, the now-defunct satellite broadcaster owned by the then-ITV companies Granada and Carlton, for its settop receivers and then secretly funneled them to a website called The House of Ill Compute (THOIC).'

Pretty technical, right?

Well, both News Corp and NDS (which was acquired by Cisco Systems earlier this month for a measley $5 billion) have denied all the shenanigans.

That hasn't stopped Lee Gibling, the then-operator of THOIC, as he told that he was paid up to nearly $100,000 a year by Ray Adams, NDS's head of security.

Isn't there any honor left in business?

Any at all???

We'll see soon if all of this is true!!

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2 comments to “UGH! Rupert Murdoch Facing New Scandals!”

  1. 1

    This world would be much better off if none of the Murdoch clan existed to begin with!

  2. @v@ says – reply to this


    News monopolies aren't good for the health of news. Look how consumers fled to alternate sources; people have a nose for truth. As for Mr. Murdoch's troubles…if you don't want chickens coming home to roost, don't lay those eggs.