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Lost Protoype iPhone Seller ID'd, Gizmodo Journo's Home Searched

The saga over the Apple employee's lost iPhone that was a prototype of the upcoming G4 version continues. Police have identified the person who found it in the bar, who may or may not be the person who sold it to Jason Chen, the Gizmodo/Gawker blogger/journalist. (Gizmodo is an online site run owned by Gawker. Chen has worked for them since 2006, writing hundreds of articles.)

At Apple's request, a criminal investigation was launched and a search warrant was issued and executed at Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's home. He and his wife were out and police busted in and took several computers, servers and records.

Gawker protests, citing a CA shield law. The cops say they won't examine what what was taken until it's decided whether the shield law applies.

Why wouldn't it apply? [More...]

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