Media ask judge to unseal records in iPhone investigation
Media organizations are asking a San Mateo County Superior Court to unseal records in the criminal investigation into a missing iPhone prototype, reports Jessica Guynn of the Los Angeles Times.
Guynn writes, “In a legal brief filed with the court, The Times and other news organizations including the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, CNet and Wired.com, asked the court to make public a detective’s affidavit used to obtain a search warrant for the Fremont, Calif., home of Jason Chen, the 29-year-old technology blogger who had gained possession of the missing phone.
“An attorney for Brian Hogan, the 21-year-old man who found the phone, is expected to oppose the request. A hearing has been scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
“Making those documents public would reveal whether prosecutors and Superior Court Judge Clifford Cretan considered shield laws protecting journalists before raiding Chen’s home. It would also shed light on what crime was being investigated and what evidence investigators had that such a crime had occurred.”
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