Police Investigating Lost Next Gen iPhone Prototype Incident Seize Gizmodo Editor’s Computers
We had reported over the weekend that police was investigating the lost next generation iPhone prototype incident.
Gizmodo has just reported that California’s Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team entered their editor Jason Chen’s house on Friday night with a search warrant and has confiscated a total of 24 items, which includes computers and servers used by him.
Gizmodo has published details about the raid on its website.
“Last Friday night, California's Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team entered editor Jason Chen's home without him present, seizing four computers and two servers. They did so using a warrant by Judge of Superior Court of San Mateo. According to Gaby Darbyshire, COO of Gawker Media LLC, the search warrant to remove these computers was invalid under section 1524(g) of the California Penal Code.”
Gizmodo has also stated that:
“According to Gaby Darbyshire, COO of Gawker Media LLC, the search warrant to remove these computers was invalid under section 1524(g) of the California Penal Code.”
Below is the document where Jason Chen recounts events from Friday night:
Gawker founder Nick Denton has tweeted that from this episode we’ll find out if bloggers are counted as journalists.
What do you think?