HP-Gate: New spying claims



20 September 2006 — Palo Alto (CA): Hewlett-Packard (HP) allegedly considered planting spies in the offices of news corporations, The Wall Street Journal and CNET Networks, according to the New York Times.


It is alleged that the company’s management team was briefed on the possibilities of investigators posing as administrative or custodial staff at the news companies.


The paper cites an anonymous individual acquainted with HP’s investigation techniques.