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Silicon Valley cops raid Gizmodo editor's home

submitted on April 27, 2010 by mooncow728 in "Products / Gadgets"
Police broke into the home of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen and confiscated four computers and two servers, the tech blog reports. Gizmodo broke the news last week about Apple's next-generation iPhone, after paying a source who found it in a California bar $5,000 for the device.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/.....ews_ts1791
     

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    Posted by mooncow728 on April 27, 2010
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    What is Apple Inc.'s role in task force investigating iPhone case? http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/.....ews_ts1795
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    Posted by YanBz on April 27, 2010
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    Gizmodo's coverage (thanks to pablos17): http://gizmodo.com/5524843/pol.....-computers
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    Posted by redsoxrokk on April 27, 2010
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    That would su ck to have your brand new iPad taken away. Sad
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    Posted by pablos17 on April 27, 2010
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    Posted by jack69darin on April 27, 2010
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    lol
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    Posted by HouTex on April 29, 2010
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    Today's update, and why the incident is being treated as a theft investigation.
    Law enforcement has identified the person who allegedly found the iPhone in a bar and then began shopping it around to news organizations, including Gizmodo, Wired.com, and Engadget. Gizmodo has acknowledge buying it for $5,000 and then returning it to Apple.
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20003615-37.html
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20003597-37.html
    Under a California law dating back to 1872, any person who finds lost property and knows who the owner is likely to be--but "appropriates such property to his own use"--is guilty of theft. There are no exceptions for journalists. In addition, a second state law says any person who knowingly receives property that has been obtained illegally can be imprisoned for up to one year.

    Before selling it to Gizmodo, someone who claimed to have the phone contacted multiple media outlets, including Wired and Engadget. Editors at both news organizations confirmed that they were contacted not about verifying whether the phone was legitimate but about their interest in buying the device.

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