Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Sep 2011 21:47 UTC
Apple So, I kind of mocked this story yesterday, but today an interesting twist has emerged which puts the story in an entirely different light. This week, CNet reported a story about how Apple is working with the San Francisco Police Department to retrieve a lost iPhone 5 prototype. The police and Apple apparently traced the phone to someone's house, and showed up on his doorstep, threatening him and his family. The only problem - the SFPD has no record of any house search or of the case in general - raising the question whether Apple employees falsely impersonated the SFPD, which happens to be a serious crime in California. Update: While I was busy sleeping, the story changed a little bit, but it's still far too shady. After conferring with Apple, the SFPD now states four police officers were involved, and that only the two Apple employees entered Calderon's house. However, Calderon had no idea these two were private non-police people, since he claims they did not identify themselves as Apple employees. Had he known, he would not have let them search his house. So, update or no, Apple employees still impersonated police officers, and issued threats to intimidate Calderon into letting them search his house - without a warrant. I don't understand how people can just accept this sort of behaviour. Don't you have rights in the US? Update II: Perfect summary.
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I agree. These kind of news are important and relevant to the technology world.

And I really don't understand these members of your creepy fan club. Apparently they hate your "corporate watchdog" articles with a passion, yet they choose to read them every time (the headlines make it pretty clear what the articles are about). Because judging by their comments, it's obvious they read them. Why would any sane person voluntarily do something they diskile so much? Well, normal people take medicine that tastes like shit, but only because its' good for them. So, either these guys deep inside believe these articles are good, or they simply are fixated on you. I'd say it's the latter.

Edit: typos.

Edited 2011-09-03 16:35 UTC

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