How did the iPhone prototype end up in Gizmodo hands? That's what the police would like to know.
The saga of how Gizmodo got that device exploded this week into a criminal investigation with many questions arising about journalists' rights and responsibilities.
In an investigation that appears to stem from the gadget blog's purchase of a lost Apple iPhone prototype, deputies from the sheriff's office in San Mateo County, Calif., last Friday obtained a warrant andFremont, Calif., home, seizing his computers and servers. The warrant said a felony crime was being investigated.
Hours before the raid,into the circumstances surrounding the iPhone prototype and Gizmodo's acquisition of it, including that Apple had contacted local police.
However,, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNET. One reason for an expanded investigation is obvious: law enforcement wants to learn who found the so-called 4G prototype and offered it for sale. California law makes it a crime for someone to find lost property but not return it.
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