The House Energy and Commerce Committee, whose members include Palo Alto Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, has announced that it will investigate Hewlett Packard’s spying on its own board of directors and nine reporters. CNET, which had three reporters whose phone records were stolen by HP investigators, said that it was told by a committee aide to expect a two-day investigative hearing on the legality and prevalence of telephone “pretexting,” the tactic of posing as someone in an attempt to obtain their calling records. The committee is headed by Joe Barton, R-Texas, and also includes Eshoo, a Democrat whose district includes HP’s headquarters. [LA Times: State’s HP case may be tough to win] [Society of American Business Editors and Writers condemns HP snooping] [Jerry Ceppos: HP scandal shows leaks can work both ways]

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