Authorities withdraw search warrant in iPhone/Gizmodo controversy
Jul 19, 2010, 17:06 (0 Talkback[s])
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"One day after Steve Jobs responded to the iPhone 4 antenna
controversy by offering free phone casings, San Mateo County
withdrew the search warrant issued against an editor at Gizmodo,
the tech blog that unveiled the new iPhone to the world in
"According to court documents, the search warrant was dropped on
Thursday after Gizmodo editor Jason Chen agreed to voluntarily
submit information kept in several electronic devices seized from
his house during an operation in April.
"Authorities sought the information as part of an investigation
to determine if a crime was committed when Gizmodo purchased the
phone from 21-year-old Brian Hogan, who found the device after an
Apple engineer lost it in a Redwood City bar."