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Wired’s ThreatLevel blog is digging into the story of technology companies pushing back against the government’s use of super-secret National Security Letters (NSLs) to collect information on “persons of interest” to the FBI earlier this year.
Hugh Grant went all mafia informant when he concealed a microphone on his persons in order to out former News of the World journalists that had been involved in a rather shady phone-hacking scandal.Evidently, News of the World has, for some time, been implicated in a phone-hacking scandal whereby they had illegally hacked data from phone calls, text messages, and voice mails. The publication is alleged to have then taken this information, much of it later proven to be false, and published it. There have been numerous arrests stemming from investigations into the matter.