Evening Standard journalist was taped talking about phone hacking
If you click here, you'll get to the famous New York Times expose of phone hacking by the News of the World.
On this web page, four paragraphs down on the left hand side, there is a link to a tape recording of a conversation between the private detective, Glenn Mulcaire (who was jailed for his role in attempting to access the voicemail of royal aides) and an unidentified journalist.
The conversation is pretty extraordinary. In it, Mr Mulcaire gives detailed instructions to the journalist about how to hack into the mobile phone of Gordon Taylor, chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association, so that the journalist can listen to "three messages from Tottenham" (the North London football club).
Now there has been some interest in the identity of the journalist - and, in particular, where the journalist was working at the time.
A while back, the Independent suggested that the journalist may have been working at the Evening Standard when the conversation took place. That is the case.
At the time of the phone call with Mr Mulcaire, the journalist was working for the Evening Standard, which was then owned by Daily Mail and General Trust (and is now owned by the Russian billionaire, Alexander Lebedev).
So to state the blooming obvious, the tape recording suggests that journalists outside of the News of the World and News International - which has so far been the focus of police investigations into hacking - were taking an interest in hacking.
Needless to say, the tape recording does not prove that the journalist actually hacked Gordon Taylor's phone. And for what it's worth, the journalist when interviewed by his current employer - which, as chance would have it, is News International - denied wrongdoing.
In 2009, the journalist moved to the Times, which is owned by News International.
When the tape was put on the internet by the New York Times in September 2010, the journalist disclosed to News International that he was the person talking to Mr Mulcaire on the tape.
He also told News International that he was talking to Mr Mulcaire in his role as an Evening Standard journalist, although there is no evidence that his conversation with Mr Mulcaire led to any story being published by the Evening Standard.