Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Apple in PR mess after Gizmodo editor's home raided by police

Apple has people eying it suspiciously after police raid the home of Jason Chen, editor of Gizmodo, over the iPhone prototype "loss".

Police raided the house of an editor for Gizmodo on Friday and seized computers and other equipment. The raid was part of an investigation into the leak of a prototype iPhone that the site obtained for a blockbuster story last week. Now, a legal expert has raised questions about the legality of the warrant used in the raid.

On Friday, officers from California’s Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team in San Mateo, California, appeared at the home of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen while he was not there and broke open the front door...

...Apple is on the steering committee for the REACT task force that raided Chen’s house. Formed in 1997, REACT is a partnership of 17 local, state and federal agencies tasked with investigating computer- and internet-related crimes.

Is it just me, or are you beginning to dislike Apple a little more every day?

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