Well, more accurately, she's being honored despite
spying on journalists.
Via David Berlind
, Ina Fried and Jim Kerstetter
On Wednesday night, [Hewlett-Packard Chairwoman Patricia] Dunn is expected to be inducted into the Bay Area Business Hall of Fame by the Bay Area Council, a local business and civic organization.
Dunn took over after HP had gone through a painful restructuring. Miz Carly bought quality-deficient Compaq to teach cost-insensitive HP engineers how to shave a penny. HP stock is now at 36ish. That's about where it stood at the end of 1998. In other words, from an investment standpoint, if you hung onto your HP stock, you're only down about a third. It takes true genius to take one of America's foremost companies, trash it, and keep it from recovering.
Among other good things Dunn arranged for was the sending of bogus tips to reporter Dawn Kuwamoto, i.e., entrapment. And then there was this:
A later e-mail from that same address included an attachment believed to have contained marketing information about a new HP product. That attachment, government investigators told Kawamoto, is believed to have had the ability to track the e-mail, notify the sender if it was opened, and tell the sender if the e-mail was forwarded and to which IP address it had been forwarded. Sending Kawamoto an attachment like that would not have been illegal, government investigators said, noting that the technology used was not believed to have been a keylogger loaded onto the computer.
Corporate spying on individuals is legal?
Only in George Bush's America. Not in a nation where citizens have a God-given (inalienable) right to be secure in their persons and possessions against unreasoable searches and seizures.