Clive Goodman, a former reporter at the News of the World newspaper in Britain, is a key figure in the current phone hacking scandal. He's shown here in 2006. Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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News International executive James Murdoch testified at a parliamentary hearing that he was unaware of a wider problem of cell phone hacking until a lawsuit in 2010. Warren Allott/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The News Corp.-owned Wall Street Journal blasted critics for double standards and insisted that the phone-tapping scandal in Britain should not tarnish all of Rupert Murdoch's media empire. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch (right), testifying alongside his son James, said his appearance Tuesday before a British parliamentary inquiry in London was "the most humble day of my life." Parbul/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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