The difference in this case is that the Pentagon, Citibank, and everyone else were the hackees. News of the World were the hackers. You can’t lump victim and perpetrator in the same category. This attempt at spin is so incredible that I’m near speechless.
It doesn’t matter if this happened a long time ago. It happened. It was and still is against the law. Until they were caught, New of the World continued these practices. It’s only a matter of time before more of their despicable practices comes to light.
Yeah, let’s move on to other, more important things, like Casey Anthony. Apparently, she is more important than anything News Corp. has going on.
If you want to understand more about this scandal, Ross Anderson’s blog post, Phone hacking, technology and policy, is a good place to start.