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- Posted on Dec 3rd 2011 11:00AM by Kenneth Partridge
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"I tend not to say much on the phone now," the Beatles legend told the Times of London. "If I leave a message, it's benign. You edit yourself according to the new circumstances of the new world. I think it would be quite good to get some sort of laws."
McCartney believes the hacking began in 2008, around the time of his divorce from model Heather Mills. He says he knew something was wrong when news stories would surface about vacations he was planning but had not yet told anyone about.
"I used to talk on the phone and say, 'If you're taking this down, get a life,'" Macca told the paper. "It is a pity not to be able to talk freely on a private call."
Scotland Yard recently arrested the 17th person in connection with the phone-hacking scandal, which broke earlier this year. Other celebrities targeted include Hugh Grant and Sienna Miller, and McCartney is reportedly talking with police -- in person, we're guessing -- to aid in the investigation.
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