Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Apr 2010 23:11 UTC, submitted by UglyKidBill
Legal Well, this is unexpected. The iPhone 4G saga just got a whole lot crazier - dare I say it, a whole lot more ridiculous. Have you ever reported anything like a phone or something similarly small stolen to the police? What was their reaction? Did you ever get the device back? Did they send an army of officers to get your device back? No? Odd. They raided Jason Chen's house, and took four computers and two servers. Update: And thus our true colours reveal. "The raid that San Mateo area cops conducted last week on the house of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen came at the behest of a special multi-agency task force that was commissioned to work with the computer industry to tackle high-tech crimes. And Apple Inc. sits on the task force's steering committee." Update II: According to TechCrunch, the investigation has been put on hold while the DA ponders Gizmodo's shield defence. Update III: Some legal insight from a constitutional law and first amendment expert and a law professor. The gist? The DA has said no one has been charged with anything here, making this just an investigation - however, this makes the search and seizing of material worse. "If the police are literally just gathering information, with no suspect targeted yet, then a subpoena against a journalist would have probably been smarter than a search warranted that resulted in the front door of Chen's home being bashed in."
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RE[5]: i dunno
by BallmerKnowsBest on Wed 28th Apr 2010 03:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: i dunno"
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Would you like someone to steal you car take it apart piece by piece and then give it back to you, possibly not put back the way they found it? I know I wouldn't.

There's this new strategy I've heard about for avoiding that very problem... it's called "don't leave your car unlocked, on a public street, with the keys in the ignition. And if it is stolen, don't refuse if someone offers its return."

I know it's unorthodox, but it's crazy enough that it just might work!

Apple is most likely trying to figure who they should press charges against.

That's simple: the rocket scientist who lost the phone in the first place (probably breaking one, or more, NDAs in the process).

other companies have done far worst with less

For example?

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