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Definition of phone hacking noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

phone hacking

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the activity of finding a way to access the information stored on somebody else's phone without their permission, especially to listen to their voicemail £1 million in damages has been paid out to victims of phone hacking. The inquiry will look at the phone hacking scandal specifically but also at broader issues involving politics, the media and the police.