http://gizmodo.com/5524843/police-seize-ja...chens-computers Gawker, the parent company of Gizmodo, bought a prototype iPhone for $5000 from an unnamed individual, who claimed it had been left in a bar, and that he made multiple attempts to return it to Apple. It ended up in editor Jason Chen's possession, who wrote articles on it and disassembled the phone. It was eventually safely returned to Apple upon request. It is difficult to tell if this investigation was prompted by Apple, or if the state of California started it, or whether this criminal investigation is against Jason Chen, the individual who sold the iPhone to Gawker, or Gawker itself. Regardless, prosecutors allege that the equipment in editor Jason Chen's home was used in connection with a felony. Gawker believes that the warrant was without merit, as does the EFF and some other organizations. No arrests have been made (yet). The iPhone 4G prototype is specifically mentioned in the warrant, as is Gizmodo's investigation into the employee who allegedly lost it.