News Corp.’s Hacking Scandal Goes Nuclear

Latest revelations prompt major companies to pull ads

LONDON—The News Corp. phone-hacking scandal seems in danger of spinning out of control. Following the revelations that News of the World journalists had hacked into the mobile phone of teenage schoolgirl Milly Dowler when she went missing in 2002 (she was later found murdered), the reaction of members of Parliament has been one of universal disgust. One MP, Chris Bryant, accused the News of the World of “playing God with a family’s emotions." An emergency House of Commons debate was convened Wednesday.