Hewlett-Packard settles case of spying on business journalists
AFP wrote, “‘The matter has been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties, and we’re pleased to put this matter behind us,’ the Palo Alto, California, computer and technology company said in response to an AFP inquiry.
“‘HP also is pleased that the journalists decided to donate all or some portion of the settlement to charity, although HP was not consulted about the charities selected.’
“Details of the settlement were not disclosed.
“Investigators working for HP used ‘fraud and deceit’ to obtain personal telephone records of news reporters and HP board members, according to prosecutors who filed criminal charges in the case.”
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