Photos: HP's Hurd speaks out

HP chief executive Mark Hurd offered what amounted to a simultaneous defense and criticism of then-HP chairman Patricia Dunn's controversial leak investigation. Hurd claimed that it was Dunn's "responsibility" to pursue leaks aggressively and acknowledged that he himself had approved fake e-mail sent to a CNET reporter. But Hurd also said that some of the investigation's tactics violated business ethics and apologized to everyone who was unreasonably targeted.

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