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HP 'pretexting' scandal ends with former P.I.'s sentencing

Former private investigator Bryan Wagner will be the only person connected to the spying scandal to serve time.

By December 14, 2012


Uber exec wanted to 'dig up dirt' on journalists

The popular ride-sharing service has a controversy on its hands after a senior executive said he wanted to investigate reporters critical of the company.

By November 18, 2014


Pretexters avoid jail time after guilty plea in HP spying case

A judge sentences Joseph and Matthew DePante, a father and son team involved in Hewlett-Packard's infamous spy scandal, to three years probation and six months of house arrest as part of a plea agreement.

By July 12, 2012


Accused pretexters enter mystery plea in old HP spy case

Father-and-son team charged with crimes related to HP's spy scandal enters plea, but that plea is immediately placed under seal by the court.

By February 23, 2012


Investigators charged in connection with HP spying case

Two men linked to HP's 2006 "pretexting" scandal were charged last week with conspiracy to commit fraud.

By November 8, 2011


Former HP Chairman Patricia Dunn dies, WSJ reports

In 2006, Dunn approved a plan to spy on Hewlett-Packard board members, employees, and journalists including three from CNET. Five years after the scandal, Dunn dies of ovarian cancer at age 58.

By December 5, 2011


Plea hearing postponed in HP spy scandal redux

We won't have pleas in HP's infamous "pretexting" scandal 'til next year. The big question: Why are the feds resurrecting the 5-year-old case now?

By November 9, 2011


Hard times bring out the ethics in workers

If the 2011 version of the Ethics Resource Council's National Business Ethics survey continues trends recorded in its 22 predecessors, people are less likely to witness unethical behavior on the job.

By October 24, 2011


Passwords alone won't protect your mobile voice mail

Wireless carriers are encouraging customers to use passwords to lock down their cell phone voice mail accounts in the wake of a massive phone hacking scandal. But that's really just a start.

By August 8, 2011


Qualifications needed to be HP's next CEO

There are plenty of names being tossed around for who'll take over Mark Hurd's old job. CNET takes a look at what qualities HP's board should be seeking in that candidate.

By August 11, 2010