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Police Abused Victim of Unauthorized Search

Police Abused Victim of Unauthorized Search

Added: Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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The police that acted as Apple security enforcers rather than upholders of the American constitution found a new way to apologize.


Within the criminal investigation into the missing prototype of iPhone 4, the outfit called Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team, which represents a partnership of agencies focused on cyber crime, has executed a search warrant to raid the home of Gizmodo editor. The outfit was searching for evidence of Gizmodo’s scoop about the lost phone.

Nevertheless, the prosecutors found out that neither this particular editor nor Gizmodo did anything wrong. Moreover, they even worked out that the raid might have been unconstitutional. District attorney confirmed that there wasn’t sufficient evidence to charge a person with either possession of stolen property or extortion.

While some would expect an apology from the outfit, it instead attacked the quality of the illegally-seized, unpublished correspondence between the Gizmodo editors, calling it “juvenile”. Instead of proving that the justice system can’t be used by Apple, the outfit waded into the editors of the magazine saying that that it had been obvious that they had been miffed with Apple after being snubbed from an Apple event. In the interview, they said that they expected to see professionalism, but saw 15-year-old kids talking with much animosity and being very critical of Apple.

However, to the rest it may seem that the coppers might like to look at their own professionalism instead, as in any civilized country the coppers don’t act as the personal police force for the industry and then as its press office, abusing the victims of the illegal search using the information obtained in dubious circumstances. Of course, the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) was furious over the issue, saying that breaking into the home of a journalist against the law and seizing his property is the first thing looking profoundly troubling. Moreover, law enforcement showed no sign of remorse or of learning from its mistake. Actually, it seems that the cosy relationship between Apple security and the local police is continuing following the questionable search of a house by Apple employees, looking for another lost phone prototype.

October 20th,2011

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Date:  Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Comments (5) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-10-20 21:44:22)
D4T4 avatarDon't know what they were worried about. Just before Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S there was an article I'd read about the Chinese had unveiled the iPhone 5 !!! Beat that one. lol.

posted by (2011-10-21 00:01:15)
kingtiger01 avatarseriously... WHO THE F*** Cares about Apple's BS. Every other company deals with lost prototypes, and looks apon it POSITIVELY. Meaning increased sales at the time of Release... But not Apple.... NOOOO... Apple comes out with the SS force and starts a Rampage. Whats next, Renaming the apple stores to "Apple Concentration Camps", Apple Inc. the new Nazi Regime...

Its really Pathetic... Really, between the patent fights and forced market settlements. There Destroying the Free Economy. There Destroying all forms of Freedom of Speech... Yet, they get away with it and people fight to keep it that way... It makes no Sense what so ever...

posted by (2011-10-21 15:07:28)
Biggest_Baddest_Wolf avatarSome day at the Apple Evil Overlords HQ:
*Employee 1*: "Uh, boss, we uhhh accidentally dropped the-"
*Employee 2*: "NUH! He means that uhhh... someone... uh... broke in and took our top-secret prototype about which we have been blogging for the last-"
*Employee 1*: "Uhhh which we HAVEN'T been blogging about... yeah... uh... we didn't drop anything, boss, we don't even know anything about something that we uh... it... we weren't anywhere near whatever may or may not have vanished mysteriously!"

Okay, that's waaay over-exhaggerated for the sake of silly humor, but yeah, that's where things are going.
And trust me, in plenty of civilized countries the police is by now just another covert security- and press-department of big companies.
Not just for Apple...
Record companies use the cops, IT companies use the cops, Coca Cola and Mars have used the cops over here in the Netherlands...
I've even seen much smaller (compared to the big IT and media companies) real estate companies use the cops as "security" (read: "steel fist enforcers").
The recipe for getting to use the cops in this civilized and democratic world is simple...
1 teaspoon of sucking up to the right political faction
1 teaspoon of lying your damned corporate ass off
2 giant cups of cash
1 pimp (oops, sorry, I mean chief of police or mayor or other politician who wants money - easy to find anywhere)
And presto, you have your own iron fist to take out any opposition.
In some places the recipe is even easier than that.

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2011-10-22 03:56:23)
fusseltier avatarthats normal in the US. having rights and freedom is a myth but most people don't realize how false their supposed rights and freedom really is.
the only real freedom in the west is in europe, and its the only place where people have more rights than corporations... but they seem to be following the US poor model of business and laws... hopefully they realize it doesn't work and the mess in the states proves it and their hypocrisy.

posted by (2011-10-25 02:02:14)
AnalLint avatarI absolutely agree with fusseltier. So True

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