Tagged With rupert murdoch

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Rupert Murdoch, billionaire, noted Bond Villain and executive chairman of News Corporation in his spare time, wrote a letter to the EU last week complaining about Google. Murdoch has had a bee in his bonnet about the web giant for some time now, but he's now specifically alleging that the company is a "platform for piracy". Google hasn't taken too kindly to that, and released a rebuttal that it has titled "Dear Rupert". *grabs popcorn*

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Someone just accosted Rupert Murdoch during his testimony before Parliament, apparently in an attempt to throw a pie in his face. He doesn't appear to have been injured. His wife Wendi played bodyguard, catapulting herself toward the attacker with arms and nails flailing. His son James just stood there.

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Well, seems like Anonymous has moved beyond DDOS attack! Not content to merely shut down one of Rupert Murdoch's paper's websites, the hacking group has instead planted a bizarro-Onionesque account of the mogul's death-by-palladium on a Times redesign page masquerading as The Sun. Well played, #AnonSec.

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As delightful as it's been to watch Rupert Murdoch's British fiefdom slowly drown in a foul swamp of wickedness and criminality, it's worth remembering that all good reporters are amoral monsters and that without a lot of highly questionable behaviour on the part of sordid hacks around the world, we wouldn't know half the things we need to know.

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If you enjoy The Australian's even-handed journalistic approach to topics such as the NBN, then you're soon to begin paying for the privilege. News Limited today announced its paywall structure for the newspaper, with plans for the Daily Telegraph and the Herald Sun to follow at a later date.