Monday, April 26, 2010

Police Seize Gizmodo Editor Jason Chen's Computers for Prototype G4 iPhone Material

Gizmodo made the news for their story titled, This Is Apple's Next iPhone

The story generated over 8,585,580 views since being posted on April 19, 2010. So hot, it was mentioned on "The View", other TV talk shows and even the cover of the "The New York Times". All looked good, until Apple played hardball and had Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's computers seized by the police.

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.

What were they looking for? Any information, photo, video, etc related to the research and story about Gary Powell or the Apple G4 Prototype iPhone.

Here is all the documentation (Jason Chen's personal details are pixelated)

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