Authorities seized a variety of items, including computers and digital cameras, from Gizmodo editor Jason Chen last Friday evening after he posted pictures and details of a lost iPhone prototype.
Check out Gizmodo for copies of the Search Warrant documents.
So…what happens next? Will Gizmodo and Chen face the wrath of the police for purchasing the device?
From the Associated Press:
A computer-crime task force made up of multiple law enforcement agencies searched Gizmodo editor and blogger Jason Chen’s house and car in Fremont, Calif., on Friday, according to a statement and search warrant documents provided by Gizmodo.
The warrant, issued by a Superior Court judge in San Mateo County, said the computers and other devices may have been used to commit a felony. Steve Wagstaffe, spokesman for the San Mateo County District Attorney’s office, confirmed the warrant’s authenticity.
Members of the Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team took several computers, hard drives, digital cameras, cell phones and other gadgets, plus Chen’s American Express bill and copies of his checks.
Gizmodo, the technology blog that recently published details about Apple’s next-generation iPhone after paying $5,000 to get its hands on the device, posted documents today showing that police raided one of its editor’s homes.
A search warrant posted by Gizmodo says police on Friday seized computers, cameras, hard drives, business cards and computer servers from the home of Jason Chen, the site’s editor who last week published details about Apple’s unreleased smartphone.
The warrant, issued by a judge in California’s San Mateo County, says police were able to raid Chen’s home because they had reason to believe his computers were used to commit a felony. The warrant makes specific reference to the unreleased iPhone 4 and gives police the authority to look for e-mails and other documentation related to the gadget.