MORE HACKING: Rupert Murdoch's Sky News channel admits it twice authorized its reporters to hack into computers.
SIGNIFICANCE: The potentially embarrassing revelation could further dent the media tycoon's hope of acquiring full control over satellite broadcaster BSkyB. The phone hacking scandal has already cost parent company News Corp. nearly $200 million, much of it in legal and consulting fees.
JUSTIFICATION: In a statement, Sky News chief John Ryley says its actions were "editorially justified and in the public interest."
- Rupert Murdoch