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    to illegally intercept another person's phone calls or messages, especially by listening to their voicemail without their knowledge or consent
    Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been found guilty of conspiracy to hack phones.
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/06/2014 11:54:00

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