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News, The Snitch The McAfee Affair: Guns, Drugs, Psychopathy, and a Garbage Bag Full of Viagra

The McAfee Affair: Guns, Drugs, Psychopathy, and a Garbage Bag Full of Viagra

The Petraeus scandal is pretty weird -- and getting weirder. But it's still got nothing on the scandal involving John McAfee, founder of the eponymous maker of antivirus software (now owned by Intel). McAfee is on the lam, accused of…
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Dining, SFoodie Mission's Vegan Taco Trike, Gizmodo Takes on PETA, and World Vegetarian Day, Let's Party!

Mission's Vegan Taco Trike, Gizmodo Takes on PETA, and World Vegetarian Day, Let's Party!

• Turtles acting out emoticons! And they're not even trying. They're just naturally awesome. Ahh, to be a turtle. Except turtle no. 7, because that guy is channeling Pacino in Scarface and he's straight freaking me out. • There's a…
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News, The Snitch Apple iPhone 5 Prototype Lost in San Francisco

Apple iPhone 5 Prototype Lost in San Francisco

Well, this must be embarrassing. CNET is reporting that Apple, in a strange instance of déjà vu, has lost another sensitive prototype of an as-yet-unreleased iPhone model.Last year, bloggers worked their skivvies into a serious ruffle over law-enforcement authorities' decision…
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News, The Snitch Tech Blogger Off the Hook for iPhone Exposé

Tech Blogger Off the Hook for iPhone Exposé

Gizmodo tech blogger Jason Chen has been let off the hook for buying and writing about an unreleased iPhone 4 prototype left in a Redwood City bar by an Apple engineer. Chen, a senior editor at Gizmodo, made headlines last…
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News, The Snitch iPhone 4 Hit With Class Action Lawsuits -- First of Potential Cavalcade

iPhone 4 Hit With Class Action Lawsuits -- First of Potential Cavalcade

Pair of San Francisco suits regarding iPhone 4 join Maryland Suit.  Those holding their breath until a lawsuit was filed over the propensity of the new iPhone 4 to get poor reception or even drop calls due to a supposed…
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News, The Snitch Were Sheriffs Acting As Apple's Personal Stormtroopers?

Were Sheriffs Acting As Apple's Personal Stormtroopers?

We have to admit, the search warrant in the iPhonegate case is a hell of a read. You've got Steve Jobs personally demanding his property back from rogue bloggers, suitcases full of cash, roommates ratting each other out, and dope…
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News, The Snitch Media Dogpile For iPhonegate Warrant

Media Dogpile For iPhonegate Warrant

High-tech and low-tech collided today in Redwood City, when tech journalists were forced to show up in person (gasp!) and shell out cash (double gasp!) to obtain the just-unsealed search warrant in the iPhonegate case. An exasperated employee at the…
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News, The Snitch Judge Keeps Warrant Under Wraps in iPhonegate

Judge Keeps Warrant Under Wraps in iPhonegate

A San Mateo County judge today ordered that a search warrant used to search a Gawker Media editor's home be kept secret, leaving media organizations in the dark as to what exactly police hoped to find in the home of…
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News, The Snitch Will Gizmodo Shield Law Defense Extend to Serial-Killer Journalists?

Will Gizmodo Shield Law Defense Extend to Serial-Killer Journalists?

Some of you out there may have been following a novel effort to further stretch California's famously broad Shield Law. Down in Fremont, gadget-blog Gizmodo Editor Jason Chen and his employers at Gawker Media are arguing that evidence uncovered in…
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News, The Snitch Nick Denton in 2009: Journalism Not Gawker's 'Institutional Intention'

Nick Denton in 2009: Journalism Not Gawker's 'Institutional Intention'

My colleague Foster Kamer over at the Village Voice has rooted out the following doublethink gems from his former employer and current media obsession...A quote from Gawker Media's invocation of the Shield Law on April 27th, 2010:"A search warrant may…
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News, The Snitch Is Gawker's Shield Law Claim Legit?

Is Gawker's Shield Law Claim Legit?

Gawker Media certainly has plenty of new media attitude to spare. But, arguing its case in the wake of legal heat following the company's shady maneuver to obtain a next-generation iPhone reportedly left on a bar stool by an inebriated…
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News, The Snitch iPhone Engineer Gets Drunk, Makes Tech Media History

iPhone Engineer Gets Drunk, Makes Tech Media History

And sets Twitter account to "Protected."Gray Powell, now the most notorious and least careful engineer in Apple history, lost a secret snazzy new iPhone while drunk about a month ago and apparently didn't put a pass code lock on it…
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News, The Snitch So the Next iPhone Walks Into a Bar...

So the Next iPhone Walks Into a Bar...

And the bartender asks, "Why the long interface?"If you've got any kind of a hard-on for Apple, you woke up today to the most glorious morning boner in the history of gadget blogging. Thanks to the folks at local blog…
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News, The Snitch Apple World Wide Developers Conference: June 9 At Moscone West

Apple World Wide Developers Conference: June 9 At Moscone West

The Apple World Wide Developers Conference has been announced for June 9 - 13 at the Moscone Center, with the keynote address likely to happen on the first day, so mark your calendars, developers. Buy your tickets in advance.…
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News, The Snitch BetterKnowanSFBlog: Gridskipper, Tonsil Hockey, and Gentrification

BetterKnowanSFBlog: Gridskipper, Tonsil Hockey, and Gentrification

Gridskipper's Dianne de Guzman engaging in some hard-nosed city journalism. Every Tuesday morning, SF Weekly's news blog The Snitch profiles one of the Bay's many cool blogs in segment we call -- BetterKnowanSFBlog. This week, we talk to Dianne…
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Dining, SFoodie Sandwich Phone, Because The Juno Burger Phone Is So Last Month

Sandwich Phone, Because The Juno Burger Phone Is So Last Month

Yes, there's been a lot of hubub about the burger phone that appeared in Juno, but let's face facts: it's a little played out by now, so if you don't already have one, then perhaps this weirdly-realistic looking (peanut…
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Dining, SFoodie Hello Kitty Pizza: Go Ahead, Stick Hello Kitty's Head in the Oven

Hello Kitty Pizza: Go Ahead, Stick Hello Kitty's Head in the Oven

Finally there's something both Hello Kitty lovers and haters can agree on: Hello Kitty pizza is great. For the lovers, no doubt, it's just one more object adorned with the uber-cute Japanese trademark in which to project their love…
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News, The Snitch 'Daily Kos' Profile -- From Michael Moore to El Salvador, Berkeley Blog Creates Digital Community

'Daily Kos' Profile -- From Michael Moore to El Salvador, Berkeley Blog Creates Digital Community

Every Tuesday morning, the SF Weekly news blog The Snitch profiles one of the bay's many cool blogs in a segment we call -- BetterKnowanSFBlog. This week, no silly gadgets allowed. By Tyler Callister Markos Moulitsas Zúniga was born…
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News, The Snitch iPhones and Doggy Sex Toys: BetterKnowanSFBlog - Gizmodo

iPhones and Doggy Sex Toys: BetterKnowanSFBlog - Gizmodo

Every Tuesday morning, the SF Weekly news blog The Snitch profiles one of the bay's many cool blogs in a segment we call -- BetterKnowanSFBlog. This week: Gadgets gone wild. By Tyler Callister Photo courtesy of 37˚C on Flickr…
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