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Spies in the newsroom!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Frank_Ridgeway, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    H.P. Said to Have Studied Infiltrating Newsrooms
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    Published: September 20, 2006
    Hewlett-Packard conducted feasibility studies on planting spies in news bureaus of two major publications as part of an investigation of leaks from its board, an individual briefed on the company’s review of the operation said yesterday.
    The studies, referred to in a Feb. 2 draft report for a briefing of senior management, are said to have included the possibility of placing investigators acting as clerical employees or cleaning crews in the San Francisco offices of CNET and The Wall Street Journal.

  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Okay, dammit ... I hate this shit.

    Please, guys ... when you post something like this, don't just post a link with cryptic (or no) commentary. Post the first three or four graphs so we're not tempted to break out the pancake-wearing rabbit.

  3. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    You're right, Coffee. Sorry.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Accepted ... but if it happens again, I'm putting the bunny to work.

    The plot ended when potential spies discovered the difference between an HP salary and a newspaper salary.
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