We have video from this morning's hearing in which politicians lash out at HP, and many of the witnesses exercise their Fifth Amendment rights, refusing to answer questions from the Congressional subcommittee. Former Chairwoman Patty Dunn attempts to paint herself as a victim of untrustworthy elements inside and outside the company.
In her testimony before a congressional subcommittee, Patricia Dunn said she deeplyregretted that so many people were let down by relying on others. In other words, don't blame her. She called upon Congress to enact legislations to help protect themselves from serious breaches of confidentiality through legal means.
Patricia Dunn claims the pretexting didn't "jump out" at her until June of 2006.
Hurd says Hewlett-Packard's behavior in the leak investigation was not OK. In hindsight he wouldn't have approved the false email sent to a reporter.
Rep. Greg Walden outlines the problems he sees in HP spying on journalists and its own board members. There was "no excuse," he concludes.
Video: DeGette: Is this common practice in Corporate America?
Democrat Diana DeGette of Colorado said pretexting and spying on private citizens is not corporate behavior that inspires public trust. She spoke at start of a House hearing on Sept. 28, 2006, into Hewlett-Packard's investigation of its board members and of journalists, including CNET News.com reporters.
Rep. Ed Whitefield (R-Ky.) asked one investigator if he was the man who got records of all phone calls made by CNET News.com reporter Dawn Kawamoto. Then the committee chairman interrupted to show his displeasure. Watch a portion of the subcommittee hearing in Washington.
Video: IT investigator reveals tactics in congressional hearing
Fred Adler, HP's IT security investigator, testifies on Sept. 28, 2006, that tracing personal e-mail is done at HP and that he himself suggested the method be used on a CNET News.com reporter.