Teenage tricks that tore tabloid apart
A practice used to snoop on boyfriends as a teen is the very same one to destroy a newspaper, writes Niamh Horan
I have a vivid memory from my late teens, and long before I got into journalism, of lounging in my living room with a group of girlfriends when one of them casually talked about hacking into her boyfriend's mobile phone.
"What?" I said, laughing. "How do you do that?"
What followed was a crash course in electronic snooping that would open our little coven to a world where personal information about our past, present and potentially future boyfriends could be accessed without them ever knowing.