Top four carriers to testify on pretexting

This Friday the CEOs of each of the big four U.S carriers are testifying before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce about the recent spat of "pretexting," which saw third-party data aggregators deceptively obtaining personal phone records, copying them and selling them online. The same panel will hear testimony and question executives from HP on Thursday. The committee's concern grew to a fever pitch after HP disclosed that its investigators used false identities to obtain telephone records of directors, employees and journalists. HP wanted to identify employees disclosing confidential information to journalists.

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