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: Funny
by Eugenia on Tue 27th Apr 2010 02:06 UTC in reply to "Funny"
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Well said. I could not decide between the iPhone 4G and the Nexus One my husband got for me as a gift months ago (and I refused to use it as my main phone because I didn't like its UI as much as the iPhone's). But now it seems certain that I won't be buying an iPhone 4G, and the Nexus One will just have to do, to replace my old and dying iPhone 2G.

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RE[2]: Funny
by Smeagol on Tue 27th Apr 2010 14:13 in reply to "RE: Funny"
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Irrational, but ultimately your decision. Enjoy the lesser experience.

Apple doesn't make the law, we the people do. And we, the people, ask our police and judges to apply that law as evenly as they can.

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RE[2]: Funny
by Timmmm on Tue 27th Apr 2010 16:05 in reply to "RE: Funny"
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That's pretty funny considering who your husband is!

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