Two developments in the case of Gizmodo.com editor Jason Chen, whose home in Fremont was raided by police Friday after he obtained a prototype of Apple’s next generation iPhone.
1. Steve Wagstaffe, San Mateo County chief deputy district attorney, said law enforcement won’t examine any of the items taken from Chen’s home until the legality of the search is reviewed by his office. Gizmodo’s owner, Gawker.com, is arguing that since Chen worked out of his home, the residence should be protected from searches in the same way as newsrooms.
2. Several media outlets reported Wednesday that law enforcement has identified the person who apparently found the phone in a Redwood City bar. Wagstaffe said cops determined that person’s identity before Friday’s search. The prosecutor isn’t saying who that person might be.