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Articles by Sharon Gaudin
posted in October 2006
A federal prosecutor says computer forensics played a "critical role" in the investigation that led to the arrest of a Wisconsin man in connection with the fake terrorist threat against football stadiums.
While executives and directors need to investigate inside wrongdoing, advanced technology is making it much more tempting to cross ethical and legal boundaries.
Excerpts include the day Carly Fiorina had a meeting in a strip club, her dismissal from HP, and her recollection of the conversation when Walter Hewlett said he would oppose the Compaq acquisition.
The former Hewlett-Packard CEO talks about her gut reaction to seeing her stolen personal information. She also talks about the current pretexting scandal that has rocked HP, along with her rearview mirror look at the Compaq merger, her take on the "HP Way" philosophy, and her dismissal from the company.
The Hewlett-Packard scandal shines a spotlight on the world of corporate intelligence. Private investigators. Surveillance. Pretexting. Using Social Security numbers that employees had entrusted to the company. It's been a bright light on what's appearing to be a pretty shady world.
How much will that world change now? Will companies rethink their investigative tactics now that it's glaringly clear their sneaky deeds might end up on the front page or in front of a congressional hearing? Will ex