HP Leak: Let's Turn to the Evidence

A BusinessWeek investigation suggests CNET News's reporting on the computer giant contained fewif anyreal secrets

Do not stop the presses. The celebrated news leaks that set Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) Chairwoman Patricia Dunn on a tear weren't news. The now-famous Jan. 23 scooplet by CNET News's (CNET) Dawn Kawamoto and Tom Krazit prompted Dunn to launch an ill-fated investigation to find the identity of the leaker. But every tidbit offered up by CNET's secret source—now known to be former director George Keyworth—was either conventional wisdom or already on the record.

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