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posted in September 2006
Friday's hearing focused on the practice more generally, although several members of the panel mentioned the previous day's hearing, which focused exclusively on HP.
A congressional hearing on Hewlett-Packard's involvement in pretexting hasn't hurt the company financially and probably won't in the future, experts said.
The congressional panel grilled former chairwoman Patricia Dunn and HP CEO Mark Hurd about what they knew, when they knew it, and who was responsible.
In 2004, only 7% of people in the developing world were connected to the Internet, compared with 54% of people in developed countries. The United Nations' goal is to get business leaders to help change that.
U.S. Rep. Ed Markey said Congress must determine whether pretexting, or deceiving to obtain private phone records, is common among U.S. companies. He also said the hearing should spur quick congressional action on privacy legislation.
One of the first technologies available on alphaWorks Services is a tool that allows people to use a Web browser for powerful applications without having to understand programming details.
Blip.tv will host a video Weblog featuring Congdon driving a hybrid vehicle from New York to Los Angeles for five weeks, interviewing politicians and environmentalists along the way.
Pavilion's software is designed to increase production, reduce costs, improve quality, and reduce environmental risks.
Fifty-three percent of those surveyed say it's OK to follow people outside of the company and to obtain and review phone records if pretexting is legal.
A full 88% of online customers have experienced problems completing transactions. Many admitted in a survey that it makes them wonder if companies can handle security any better.
In Hewlett-Packard's most extensive and forthcoming attempt at damage control, president, CEO, and now chair Mark Hurd stepped forward to present a timeline and detailed account of the company's spy scandal.
Friday's "OneWebDay," modeled after Earth Day, provided a chance for people to gather and enjoy public Wi-Fi hotspots, upload videos, blog about the Internet, and contribute photographs for an online collage.
CEO Mark Hurd steps in as chairman, beginning by releasing details of a media probe that has drawn scrutiny from investigators, the press, and, finally, investors.
"What began as an effort to prevent the leaks of confidential information from HP's boardroom ended up heading in directions that were never anticipated," CEO Mark Hurd said in a written announcement for a press conference scheduled after the market's close on Friday. "We plan to give as much clarity as we can to these matters."
"I believe that the next big thing in IT will be to manage all the other 'big things'--past, present and future--then integrate, secure, and manage them," CA's John Swainson said. "If we can simplify the management of IT, we can unleash its value."
Scott Kriens, president and CEO of Juniper Networks, opened this week's annual networking bash with a keynote speech about how to meet customers' needs as technology moves toward its next growth phase.
Mimicking Earth Day, OneWebDay this Friday is set to recognize how important the health of the Web is to everyday life.
After a year of reporting about wars around the world, Yahoo correspondent Kevin Sites will do features about untold American stories.
A British company is the latest to announce it has received a warning from Apple regarding its yet-to-be-released "securipod" wallet.
Speaking at the company's annual media day, Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz said the company will expand in servers, software, services, and storage, while focusing on where those areas intersect.
Several analysts said the company is moving in the right direction, but questions about the company's role in a pretexting scandal still linger. So do several investigations.
George Keyworth, a 21-year Hewlett-Packard board member, has resigned, saying, "The invasion of my privacy and that of others was ill-conceived and inconsistent with HP's values."
HP Chairman Patricia Dunn will continue as a director, but will relinquish her role as chair in January. The media probe is now being examined by as many as six regulatory and law enforcement groups.
Under increasing fire for investigating board members and journalists in a media leak probe, HP officials are now claiming the company had no knowledge of the shady tactics used by hired investigators. Meanwhile, calls are growing for heads to roll.
RNID, a British organization for the deaf, has launched a campaign seeking to protect music listeners from hearing damage they say can be caused by using MP3 players at high volumes.
California's attorney general is looking into Hewlett-Packard's use of private investigators who obtained phone records about alleged leaks to the media by former HP board member George Keyworth.
Intel is still hiring, according to the company's job bank, which was brimming with job openings. Despite a major restructuring that includes about 10,000 job cuts, you can still get a job at Intel.