Thursday, April 29, 2010

Authorities put Gizmodo-iPhone investigation on hold, study ramifications

No doubt this investigation will be resumed right after authorities reach conclusions on the Apple stock option backdating episode

The examination of the computers and devices seized on Friday by local law enforcers from a technology blogger that got his hands on an unreleased iPhone prototype has been put on hold while authorities discuss if the operation conflicted with California's shield law.

San Mateo County chief deputy district attorney Stephen Wagstaffe said attorneys with tech blog Gizmodo recently asked San Mateo prosecutors to consider how the raid on Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's home and the seizure of several items - including laptops, digital cameras, flash drives, a credit card and credit card bills - might conflict with the state's shield law, which protects journalists from sharing unpublished, work-related material.

Authorities put Gizmodo-iPhone investigation on hold, study ramifications

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