Police search home of Gizmodo's editor, confiscating computers, cameras and cellphones
0. phoneArena posted on 26 Apr 2010, 22:55
Computers, digital cameras and a cellphone were taken by authorities from the home of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen...
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1. htc_prep posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46 0 0
This. Is EPIC. that just shows Apple and Jobs isnt to be messed with and. Demands respect. I along with everyone wondered why Apple wasn't doing anything. The calm before the storm.
9. corps1089 posted on 27 Apr 2010, 08:46 0 0
I hope you mean EPIC FAIL! This is an inexcusable act of Jobs throwing his weight around and preferential treatment from the government unless there is some specific evidence we don't know about that demonstrates Apple's proprietary intellectual property was stolen from teh phone and was about to be disseminated [free or for sale]. My personial and prejudiced opinion is that Jobs is being true to character [a bully] and we should stick up for the 'little' guy on this one.
15. iHateCrapple posted on 27 Apr 2010, 13:36 0 0
First they brick your iPhones' because you popped open the back cover....then they ban your iTunes account because you wanted to custimize it...now they have the police kickin in peoples doors? This company does NOT deserve respect... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
2. BlackberryUser posted on 26 Apr 2010, 23:05 0 0
A couple items missed in the post were. 1. It's a felony because the value is over $900 (because they paid $5k). 2. Typically computers can't be seized in a search if they're used for work purposes for journalism. From other articles I read they say that it doesn't look like charges will be pressed on the journalist or Gawker Media, although charges may be pressed against the person who found and sold the property that did not belong to him. It's amazing how much publicity this has received, if it wasn't for the criminal charges I would think it may have been planned.
7. cellgeek82 posted on 27 Apr 2010, 01:35 0 0
Another thing we can learn from this article that wasn't mentioned: If you see an Apple iPhone or Apple anything laying around, don't pick it up or touch it... just run! Actually if you looked at it you're probably already in trouble. We may all go to jail for looking at the pics posted on the internet, gee thanks Gizmodo!
3. tuminatr posted on 26 Apr 2010, 23:42 0 0
just gonna say this once, if this was Microsoft people would be extremity upset AT MICROSOFT!
4. Metall8cat posted on 27 Apr 2010, 00:01 0 0
I agree completely. This is borderline ridiculous. Now, because of a careless employee of Apple, a non-culpable party is having his house raided and privacy invaded. Whatever happened to accountability? I say a counter-suit is in order
12. chupum posted on 27 Apr 2010, 09:46 0 0
ABSOLUTELY AGREED! This is completely a transfer of blame. Nowhere was this journalist held to a confidentiality contract with apple not to publish information about it, provided he didn't actually take the device from Apple's premises. I AM mad at Apple and Steve jobs for this disproportionate response.
5. Valanten posted on 27 Apr 2010, 00:53 0 0
Apple are f*****g cowards!!! They can't pursue somebody for their own mess! God I hate this stupid company!!!
13. zerglisk posted on 27 Apr 2010, 12:28 1 0
Jobs is throwing tons of money just trying to wipe his own employee's ass, LMAO
22. corps1089 posted on 29 Apr 2010, 09:36 1 0
You don't think this guy is so fired? Unless of course it was an engineered leak... Steve probably has him in his Cupertino basement tied to a chair with water pouring over him and electrodes clipped to his testicles! Every iPhone dims and drops calls when Jobs turns the juice up!
6. cellgeek82 posted on 27 Apr 2010, 01:29 0 0
Isn't anyone a little concerned about Apple's hunger for power and authority? I mean, I think people should tell Apple they're a computer company, not a country with a dictator. If Apple was in charge of our country we'd be a police state having goons busting down people's doors for no reason. If you were caught with a Microsoft computer or an Android phone you'd be sent to a camp or "disappear" suddenly. Let's send Apple to North Korea! After all they both live in a box you aren't allowed to step out of, HA!
8. conman20 posted on 27 Apr 2010, 07:08 0 0
Makes me think back to the days when Apple introduced the now famous commercial based on "1984". Maybe it wasn't about freeing us from the oppression of PC's, but a peek at Apple's future plans.
11. corps1089 posted on 27 Apr 2010, 08:50 0 0
Yeah, if supposedly Google is "Do no Evil", then Apple is "Do every Evil and worship iJobs" I don't really blame him for trying to get ahead and get his company ahead, it is his job as CEO to do so, I just blame consumers for making it possible for him to do what he does and the competition for not effectively fighting back and illuminating the other consumer options...
17. whocares posted on 27 Apr 2010, 15:17 0 0
That's funny lol. Does anyone see the relation between Apple and Umbrella from Resident Evil? I'm ready to pwn some zombies anyways...
18. iHateCrapple posted on 27 Apr 2010, 16:05 0 0
They can crawl up walls and ceilings, watch yourself! Be sure to pick up some of those red and green plants too.
20. whocares posted on 27 Apr 2010, 16:26 0 0
Ohh lets call leon. i hear they are bringing him in the RE4 movie
23. corps1089 posted on 29 Apr 2010, 09:39 0 0
'In the news today, Milla Jovovich has been hired by Apple. the terms of the employment and he job description were not disclosed...'
19. zr1vette posted on 27 Apr 2010, 16:14 0 0
BREAKING NEWS apple is releasing a new product called IDictate. place your pre-orders now!
21. cansler posted on 27 Apr 2010, 22:25 0 0
You guys got it all wrong! Jobs is just "buying" Gizmodo out... Y'all remember that Simpsons episode, when Bill Gates came over to "Buy out" Homer and his internet business, right? He tells his 2 goons to "Buy him out boys" and they came in and trashed his placed turned over the furniture, smashed plants, and busted up his computer. Then Gates looks at Homer and says something like, " What? You didn't think I got rich by spending money, did you?"
26. iHateCrapple posted on 29 Apr 2010, 09:58 0 0
I hope we see a South Park or Simpsons parody about this...
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