Week in review: Breaking Gizmodo-gate
Criminal investigation into iPhone prototype saga revs up, while Steve Jobs slams Adobe's Flash. Also: HP takes Palm in hand.
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.
In an unusual move, Steve Jobs lays out the technical arguments for Apple's refusal to let Flash on the iPhone and suggests Adobe focus on HTML.
Hewlett-Packard says it will purchase the PDA and smartphone pioneer for $5.70 per share, a premium of 23 percent, in a deal expected to close by the end of July.
In D.C., Google reiterates support for Net neutrality regulation, but stays out of debate on reclassifying broadband to give FCC more authority.
It's safe to say that Steve Wozniak feels a kinship with Apple engineers. Last week, he spoke on behalf of two that have run afoul of Apple's security rules.
Congress wanted credit card companies to do more to protect consumers from mysterious charges. Visa creates system to help ensure people know what they're buying.
Home users affected by McAfee's virus update fiasco last week may be entitled to compensation, according to the company. But no word yet on whether that also applies to business customers.
Apple's tablet computer will be allowed in the country after a ban led to confiscation of the device at airports.
Cisco gets high marks for emissions reporting and smart grid push while Google, despite renewable energy efforts, gets pressure to disclose more.
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