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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RE: nothing will happen
by kristoph on Sat 3rd Sep 2011 00:47 UTC in reply to "nothing will happen"
kristoph
Member since:
2006-01-01

Actually, according to SCOTUS, companies are people too so it's only a matter of time before the US is officially run by companies.

I am not sure I'd like to live in Google town though. The wifi would be free and it would be super fast but the toilets would all be beta models and would 'crash' 50% of the time.

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RE[2]: nothing will happen
by JAlexoid on Sat 3rd Sep 2011 09:23 in reply to "RE: nothing will happen"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

And Apple town would be like a Nazi Germany. Everything works perfectly. Everything is smooth. All the "unwanted" elements removed.

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RE[3]: nothing will happen
by HappyGod on Tue 6th Sep 2011 04:53 in reply to "RE[2]: nothing will happen"
HappyGod Member since:
2005-10-19

Whoops, I think you just lost the argument.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law

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