“In the wake of Apple Computer’s product announcement flurry this week, a Web site popular with Apple enthusiasts has evaluated its earlier predictions of the products and found it got much right–so much right that Apple has filed a law suit against the 19-year-old Harvard student who operates the Think Secret site,” TechWeb.com reports.
“Undergraduate Nicholas M. Ciarelli had disclosed some details about Apple’s ‘headless iMac,’ [Mac mini] the firm’s under-$500 computer unveiled at Macworld this week. For that, and for other leaks on planned Apple product announcements, Ciarelli has incurred the wrath of Apple, which has filed the complaint in Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara,” TechWeb.com reports. “Ciarelli, who has been running the Think Secret site since he was 13, is an editor at Harvard’s student newspaper, The Crimson. ‘I employ the same legal newsgathering practices used by any other journalist,’ he told the Crimson. ‘I talk to sources of information, investigate tips, follow up on leads, and corroborate details. I believe these practices are reflected in Think Secret’s track record.'”
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Related MacDailyNews article:
Stop the presses! Apple sues ThinkSecret over ‘Headless Mac,’ ‘iWork,’ and other rumors – January 05, 2005