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Windows 7: Silicon Valley Cops raid Gizmodo editors home

26 Apr 2010   #1
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 
Silicon Valley Cops raid Gizmodo editors home

Police broke inot the home of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen and confiscated four computers and two servers, the tech blog reports. Gizmodo broke the news last week ablut Apple's next generstiomiPhone, after paying a source who found the it in a California bar $5,000 for the device. Silicon Valley cops raid Gizmodo editor's home, take four computers - Yahoo! News
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26 Apr 2010   #2
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

After reading the story on Gizmodo, the raid seems a little fishy to me. First of all, they did the raid at night, even though it said in the warrant that a night raid was not authorized. Also, Apple serves on the steering committee of REACT (Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team), the group that did the raid.
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26 Apr 2010   #3
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I just posted it. But I'm sure Apple has some serious pull so who knows the real politics and what not behind it. Fabe
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26 Apr 2010   #4
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Oh the drama. The ironic, anti-climactic drama.
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26 Apr 2010   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
Oh the drama. The ironic, anti-climactic drama.
True. So very true.


Apple are just really pissed because they didn't get a chance to pull one of their 'quiver with anticipation unveiling' product launches.

Steve even had his new turtle neck all ready...
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26 Apr 2010   #6
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

LOL I read an article on Steve and his all inspiring presentation rallying the Apple workers into a frenzy all the time as part of his hyping a new product. I'm sure he was ticked off not being able to do one of his famous on stage introductions. Was an article in Wallstreet about how much longer his health would allow his flamboyant introductions. And how it would effect the price of Apple stock. Fabe
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26 Apr 2010   #7
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

If this is true, and Apple did this, I will and all my family and friends will NEVER by Apple again. Apple lost it too bad, remember freedom of speech!
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27 Apr 2010   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
LOL I read an article on Steve and his all inspiring presentation rallying the Apple workers into a frenzy all the time as part of his hyping a new product. I'm sure he was ticked off not being able to do one of his famous on stage introductions. Was an article in Wallstreet about how much longer his health would allow his flamboyant introductions. And how it would effect the price of Apple stock. Fabe
As silly as those 'introductions' are (to me anyway) it's actually kind of sad when put into the context that it could've been one of his last few extravaganzas. For all we know, it may have been his last

(Which would have made that turtleneck even more special )



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
If this is true, and Apple did this, I will and all my family and friends will NEVER by Apple again. Apple lost it too bad, remember freedom of speech!

Oh, I'm certain Apple would have exerted some serious pressure to get it done.


Whether it be 'legal or moral', gizmodo knowingly did obtain a device that was essentially stolen. 'Finders keepers' isn't really a legal loophole, or at least it shouldn't be.


It's not really all that different if Joe Citizen bought a TV from a 'bloke in the pub'.

Joe Citizen can claim he doesn't know it was stolen, but when proven beyond doubt that it was - he doesn't get to keep it - no matter how much he paid.
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27 Apr 2010   #9
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Yes return the product. But Apples is mad that a story was written.
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27 Apr 2010   #10
jorpe

7600x64 ultimate, not SP1
 
 

Didn't the guy who found it make several attempts to give it back to Apple without any luck?
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