In what may be the ultimate case of office politics gone awry, Hewlett Packard's chairwoman lost her job amid a scandal over leaks, investigations and outright spying on board members within the company. The case also involved spying on members of the media.
Richard Waters, West Coast editor for the Financial Times
Kevin Mitnick, information security specialist, and author of The Art of Deception; former hacker and private investigator
Anne Fisher, senior writer at Fortune, and "Ask Annie" columnist at CNNMoney.com