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Authorities withdraw search warrant in iPhone/Gizmodo controversy

Jul 19, 2010, 17:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alejandro Martinez-Cabrera)

"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 April.

"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."

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