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Gleick and the HP “Pretexting” Scandal

In 2006-7, officers and/or agents of Hewlett Packard were separately charged under California and federal law for their role in a “pretexting” scandal, a scandal in which an investigator impersonated HP directors and reporters in order to establish responsiblity for leaks of non-public information that appeared to originate from company directors. Gleick’s impersonation of a […]