This latest news comes at a time when 58 percent of the British public say they don't trust UK newspapers anymore, according to a PBS survey. And one-in-four Americans say the phone hacking scandal has eroded their trust in British media outlets, The Guardian reports.
But there's at least one place where Rupert Murdoch's media empire say they clearly haven't broken the law: Australia. According to an internal survey, News Limited -- News Corporation's Australian imprint -- found "no evidence of illegitimate telephone surveillance or payments to public officials." Phew! But just to be safe, the company will adopt a single code of ethics, the Hollywood Reporter reports, and even make its employees adhere to it.
James Murdoch, in a second appearance before Parliament last week, again denied that he misled the committee, which prompted one Guardian writer to label the News Corp. heir apparent "the most forgetful manager in the world."
The Leveson inquiry, where Mulcaire's notes were detailed, has more than 50 individuals and organizations as "core" participants -- including author J.K. Rowling and actor Hugh Grant -- and the first witnesses are due to appear November 21. The BBC has a helpful breakdown of the investigation here.