Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 31 Mar

Monday 31 March 2014

Summary
Defence Witness for Cheryl Carter – Venerable David Meera
Venerable David Meera is asked about Cheryl Carter
The Defence of Charlie Brooks Continues
Charlie Brooks is asked about events at the time of Rebekah Brooks Arrest
Brooks Arrested
Police Search Thames Quay
Black Bin Bags
Brooks is released
Charlie Brooks attempt to recover his bags
Charlie Brooks asked about material found on Laptops
Charlie Brooks is Cross Examined by Counsel for Mark Hanna.
Bill Clegg QC – Counsel for Mark Hanna questions Charlie Brooks
Charlie Brooks is Cross Examined by the Prosecution
Anthony Edis QC questions Charlie Brooks for the Crown
Charlie Brooks asked about ownership of devices
Charlie Brooks Cross Examined about material on Laptops

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 28 Mar

Friday 28 March 2014

Summary
Cheryl Carter’s Case Concludes with Defence Witnesses
Defence Witness Belinda Sharrier – former Travel Agent for News International
Defence Witness Sharon Hendry – former Feature Writer for News of the World
Cheryl Carter Character Witness Statements
The Defence of Charlie Brooks Begins
Neil Saunders QC – Counsel for Charlie Brooks
Charlie Brooks questioned on his background
Charlie met Rebekah Wade in 2006
Counsel for Charlie Brooks presents his Defence Evidence
Charlie Brooks’ Laptops
Heightened Security and Kidnap Threats
Rogue Reporter Defence
The lead up to Rebekah Brooks Arrest
Charlie was to stop Rebekah Brooks from Resigning
Closure of the News of the World
Blackhawk Security
Rebekah Brooks Resigns

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 27 Mar

Thursday 27 March 2014

Summary
Clive Goodman still not fit to Continue his Defence
Justice Saunders explains how proceedings will continue
Cheryl Carter’s Cross-Examination Continues
Anthony Edis QC questions Carter’s knowledge of the Hacking Scandal
Carter questioned on the removal of 7 Boxes
Carter questioned on deletion of emails
Carter’s relationship with Brooks
Justice Saunders questions Cheryl Carter
Cheryl Carter is questioned further by her Counsel
Carter questioned further about Archiving

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 26 Mar

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Summary
Cheryl Carter’s Defence Continues
Carter is questioned by her Counsel about the Closure of NOTW
Carter’s Last Day
Carter Interviewed by Police
Cheryl Carter is Cross-examined by Counsel for Rebekah Brooks
Jonathan Laidlaw QC questions Cheryl Carter
Cheryl Carter is Cross-examined by the Prosecution
Mr Anthony Edis QC questions Cheryl Carter on Archiving
Carter Questioned on her Police Interviews
Removal of Archived Boxes
Emigrating to Australia
Electronic Devices

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 25 Mar

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Summary
Clive Goodman’s Defence is Postponed
Justice Saunders explains why Goodman’s Defence can’t continue today
Cheryl Carter’s Defence Case Begins
Trevor Burke QC Opens the Case for Cheryl Carter
Count 6 – Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice
Counsel for Carter Summarises the Prosecution Case
The Removal of Boxes
Defendant Cheryl Carter takes the Witness Stand
Counsel for Cheryl Carter goes through her Background
Carter becomes Brook’s PA
Brooks becomes CEO of News International
Plans to Emigrate to Australia
Removal of Boxes Timeline

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Some of the Mysteries of Phone Hacking – Unlocked

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English: Motorola L71 (China Mobile customised model) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a guest post by Chris Brace (AKA Mr Ceebs on Twitter) who helped me compile the Leveson Amnesia Appendix to my book, The Fall of the House of Murdoch, and will soon be joining the new Bellingcat site set up by Brown Moses, who has a phenomenal record in documenting both Hackgate and the Syrian civil war

Chris is writing in response to new evidence at the Hacking Trial. Rebekah Brooks, in her testimony, expressed astonishment that Glenn Mulcaire had managed to hack her phone (on the orders of another News of the World  journalist the jury have been told) even though she’d changed her default PIN number to a personalised one.

Clive Goodman, the former NOTW Royal Editor, also told the court that Mulcaire provided both personalised PIN numbers and direct dial numbers for voicemails. 

Previous prosecution evidence had shown Mulcaire blagging, using engineering passwords, a reset to default from the customer service lines of mobile phone companies. But how could he get hold of a personalised PIN number?. Goodman claimed he had met a contact of Mulcaire’s from the security services and that they provided key data.

These claims have not been thoroughly tested in evidence in Court 12, and much remains speculation. But Chris has devised a thought experiment about how to get hold of personalised pins.

Glenn Mulcaire has pleaded guilty to further charges of conspiracy to intercept voice-mails. But all the defendants at Court 12 deny all the charges and the trial continues. 

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 20 Mar

Thursday 20 March 2014

Summary
Clive Goodman is Cross Examined by Counsel for Andy Coulson
Langdale questions Goodman on Phone Hacking
Cash Payments
Goodman questioned on Articles and Payments
Editor’s Conferences
Goodman questioned on Coulson
More questions on Hacking

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