BSkyB’s Sky News channel breached criminal law by hacking into e-mail accounts for stories, a judge said at a media-ethics inquiry triggered by wrongdoing at News Corp tabloids.
The unit of BSkyB, which is 39 per cent owned by News Corp, can’t use a “public-interest” defense for hacking, even though the e-mails were given to authorities and used as evidence against a man on trial for faking his own death to collect insurance...
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