The long and winding tale of a blogger, a lost prototype and the cops who came a-knocking

Except for a brief roundtable discussion which we published last week, we largely steered clear of the whole Gizmodo iPhone 4G leak, but recent events make it interesting to look at in a different light. This past Friday night, California’s Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team (REACT) police, operating under a search warrant, busted down Gizmodo editor Jason Chen’s front door home while he was out, and confiscated all his computer equipment.  To get you caught up on the story, here’s the Cliff Notes version of events leading up to it:

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