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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Candy from a baby

Mon, 04 Jul 2011, 12:16
JL235
Normally I think the papers go too far, normally I think some things that happen are terrible, but hacking into the phone of a missing 13 yr old girl to sell papers is a truly sick thing to do: Linkage
Mon, 04 Jul 2011, 12:16
steve_ancell
you're not wrong there Bud, the person that did it is scum!.
Tue, 05 Jul 2011, 20:45
mindstorm8191
What I don't understand is, this happened some 8-9 years ago, phones weren't too capable back then. If this is a legitimate, large business, couldn't these people afford their own cellphones?

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Tue, 05 Jul 2011, 20:55
Afr0
I only skimmed the article, but I'm not sure I see what's so wrong about this?
Sure, the motivation of the newspaper probably had a lot to do with selling papers, but the article mentions that the guy who hacked into her phone was an investigator.
What if the girl's parents couldn't afford to hire an investigator themselves? If I were in that situation, I would actually be pleased that an entity (be it a newspaper or otherwise) hired an investigator to get to the bottom of the case.
There's way too little investigative journalism being made these days anyways, it's all about wars and celebs now.

Edit: However, deleting messages is not a nice thing to do!!

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Tue, 05 Jul 2011, 21:05
mindstorm8191
Afro, I think you missed the point of the article. Someone had gotten ahold of someone's phone, who had been killed, and was using it. They even deleted messages from their inbox, making the parents believe the girl was still alive.

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