HP: We Didn’t Sell to Syria

    PALO ALTO, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: The HP logo is displayed on the entrance to the Hewlett-Packard Headquarters September 16, 2008 in Palo Alto, California. Hewlett-Packard announced on Monday that it is planning to cut 24,600 jobs worldwide over the next three years after its purchase of Electronic Data Systems for $13.9 billion. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    The Securities and Exchange Commission is asking Hewlett Packard to explain how its equipment wound up in Syria, a country that is subject to U.S. sanctions. Company officials responded in a letter released on Friday, saying they had not authorized any sales to Syria, and believe the products were delivered through either a reseller or a distributor. Area SpA, an Italian company, is believed to have installed the equipment about a year ago as part of monitoring system designed to track people within the country. Hewlett Packard told the SEC that it ended its relationship with Area SpA in April.

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