May 2007: 'In an unusual step for the news media, three journalists whose private phone records were scrutinized by investigators working for Hewlett-Packard intend to sue the company for invasion of privacy....“We are preparing to file a lawsuit,” said Kevin R. Boyle, a lawyer in the Los Angeles firm of Panish, Shea & Boyle, which was hired by three reporters for CNet Networks, an online technology news service, Dawn Kawamoto, Stephen Shankland and Tom Krazit.'
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) News.com Source Jan 20, 2007 Cooperation (past or present) Colleague/Co-worker of (past or present) Dawn Kawamoto Person Nov 24, 2007 Cooperation (past or present) Colleague/Co-worker of (past or present) Stephen Shankland Person Nov 24, 2007
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: May 07, 2007 Journalists Intend to Sue Hewlett-Packard Over Surveillance
QUOTE: To try to uncover leaks from board members, private investigators examined the phone records of nine journalists who covered the company, as well as the records of some of their relatives. While the dispute revolves around the issue of how the journalists’ careers may have been damaged by having their phone records examined, the threat to sue also raises the question whether it is proper for a news organization or its reporters to sue a company they cover. It is certainly not common.
New York Times Jan 20, 2007 Apple's 802.11n accounting conundrum: Apple's explanation of a planned Wi-Fi upgrade fee has its roots in obscure accounting rules that tell companies how to book sales of future product upgrades.
QUOTE: because the company has already recognized all the revenue from the sales of those computers, it has to now charge customers at least a nominal fee in order to establish the value of its software upgrade and satisfy an obscure accounting regulation known as SOP 97-2....Of course, back when the Macs first shipped, Apple could have told customers that the upgrade cost was coming and avoided customer backlash over the surprise fee, but that didn't happen either.
News.com Jun 03, 2003 Futuremark says Nvidia didn't cheat, but broke rules
QUOTE: Futuremark has changed its description, but not its opinion, of Nvidia's decision to use application-specific optimizations in its drivers that detected the presence of specific 3DMark03 tests and altered the performance of its graphics chip to achieve a higher benchmark result.
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