• Hewlett-Packard, Pretexting

    Hewlett-Packard: Spying, Spying and More Spying

    Hewlett-Packard wants to be the tech-company of the future and, unfortunately, that goal may be coming a reality in a way they never planned. Instead of becoming a shining star of new technologies, the company has been plagued by an association with a darker kind of future—a sort of Max Headroom, Robocop-style dystopian future where […]

    / May 29, 2007 at 11:40 AM
  • Hedge Funds, Pretexting

    Spy Versus Hedge Fund:Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!

    It’s good to know that something things never change. New York Post reporter Roddy Boyd still has some of the best stuff on the business beat. This morning’s New York Post carries his report on Allied Capital’s admission that its investigators illegally obtained the phone records of Greenlight Capital hedge fund manager and long-time Allied […]

    / Feb 7, 2007 at 12:31 PM
  • Hewlett-Packard, Pretexting

    Larry Sonsini Ousted As H-P Board’s Ouside Counsel

    The pretexting scandal claims another victim, Silicon Valley super lawyer Larry Sonsini. This won’t come as a surprise to anyone who watch Sonsini at the Congressional hearings earlier this year, where he came off as at least a bit evasive. Particularly frustrating was the fact that he seemed to be giving board members advice based […]

    / Dec 14, 2006 at 12:03 PM
  • DealBreaker Of The Year, Hewlett-Packard, Patricia Dunn, Pretexting

    DealBreaker Of the Year Candidate: Patricia Dunn

    Sponsored by Winning: The Answers: Confronting 74 of the Toughest Questions in Business Today – the ultimate stocking-stuffer. Our second candidate for DealBreaker of the Year might be a bit unexpected choice—former Hewlett Packard board chairman Patricia Dunn. Just today news broke that Hewlett Packard will have to pay $14.5 million to settle the civil […]

    / Dec 8, 2006 at 3:23 PM
  • Business Media, Hewlett-Packard, Pretexting

    Were Reporters Investigated By H-P Just Getting A Taste Of Their Own Medicine?

    Peter Cohan at BloggingStocks has an original take on the Wall Street Journal cover story on Hewlett-Packard spying we linked to earlier. Here’re the money graphs. There are many levels of irony in this story. Reporters do all sorts of investigations on their subjects. I don’t know how they cultivate their anonymous sources to dig […]

    / Oct 19, 2006 at 3:33 PM
  • Business Media, Hewlett-Packard, Pretexting

    Hewlett-Packard Either Doesn’t Know Or Won’t Tell The Details Of Its Creepy Spying

    We’ve said it before but we’ll say it again. Hewlett-Packard’s out-of-control investigation into leaks from its board of directors reads like something out of science fiction. The Corporation employing its own secret agents, tapping into the records and stealing the trash of directors and reporters. Except that the future is now. As it turns out, […]

    / Oct 19, 2006 at 1:28 PM
  • Patricia Dunn, Pretexting

    Pattie Dunn’s Weirdly Unsatisfying Response To Critics

    The Wall Street Journal has given over the lead spot on its editorial page today to Pattie Dunn. Fair enough, since it has run editorials by Dunn critics. And it’s a bit daring of Dunn to go ahead and publish after she’s been indicted on felony counts. In fact, we were so impressed by her […]

    / Oct 11, 2006 at 4:43 PM
  • Hewlett-Packard, Pretexting

    Planespotting: Still Doing It With Blindfolds But Now Adding Piñatas To The Mix

    Which company formerly known as “Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Discover & Co” fulfilled its legacy as anti-Semites and flew the Gulfstream V to Koln Bonn Airport over the (holiday) weekend? Which allegedly secretive group of hedge funds founded by Stevie Cohen took the company Gulfstream IV and V to Norman Y Mineta San Jose Int’l […]

    / Oct 3, 2006 at 4:46 PM
  • Hewlett-Packard, Pretexting

    The Man Who Called Pretexting Illegal

    Meet Viet Dinh, the Georgetown law professor whose comments to Tom Perkins set off the chain of events that toppled Hewlett Packard chairwoman Patricia Dunn, sullied Silicon Valley super-lawyer Larry Sosini’s reputation, launched state and federal investigations and got the attention of the US Congress. As it turns out, the Vietnamese immigrant is part of […]

    / Sep 13, 2006 at 12:11 PM
  • Hewlett-Packard, Pretexting

    The Patricia Dunn Apology: Innappropriate Techniques…Were Employed.

    Vagueness and the passive voice are the enemy of responsibility. Things happen. Mistakes are made. Responsibility is avoided. Here’s what outgoing Hewlett Packard chairwoman Patrician Dunn said in this morning’s press release, with emphasis added to stress the ACB. “The recent events that have taken place follow an important investigation that was required after the […]

    / Sep 12, 2006 at 12:32 PM
  • Pretexting

    Hewlett-Packard: Now Enter The Feds

    As we predicted on Friday, federal authorities are getting involved in the Hewlett-Packard mess. The associated press is reporting this afternoon that Hewlett-Packard has said the U.S. Attorney’s Office “informally contacted” the company in connection with the leak investigation that led to private investigators using dishonest means to obtain the phone records of board members […]

    / Sep 11, 2006 at 2:12 PM

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