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07:07

Dan Sabbagh: Has phone hacking changed attitudes at the top of News Corp?

Guardian :: Rupert Murdoch will have known before his arrival in London on Thursday that his company was prepared to admit "senior employees and directors" of News Group Newspapers, which published the News of the World, "knew about its wrongdoing". It also admitted it sought to cover up the phone hacking by "deliberately failing to provide the police with all the facts" and "destroying evidence of wrongdoing", for the purposes of the legal settlements. It paid out at least £640,000 in damages as well as all legal costs. News Corporation insiders were emphatic that the concessions were technical, made only to settle claims "expeditiously". But it is clear that there has been a shift in attitudes as News Corp seeks eventually to distance itself from the phone-hacking crisis that is likely take years to run

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