“A blogger who posted pictures and details of a lost iPhone prototype has given up his computer, digital camera and cell phone to law enforcement,” The Associated Press reports, “A special computer-crime task force made up of different law enforcement agencies searched Gizmodo blogger Jason Chen’s house and car, according to a statement and search warrant documents provided by Gizmodo.”
“The warrant says the computer and other devices may have been used to commit a felony,” AP reports.
Full article here.
Gizmodo states, “Last Friday night, California’s Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team entered editor Jason Chen’s home without him present, seizing four computers and two servers. They did so using a warrant by Judge of Superior Court of San Mateo. According to Gaby Darbyshire, COO of Gawker Media LLC, the search warrant to remove these computers was invalid under section 1524(g) of the California Penal Code.”
Full article, with the search warrant, inventory of the seized material, Jason Chen’s account of the events, and more here.