Today in Connected Consumer

The tech world has its very own “-gate,” as in iPhone-gate, or Gizmodogate, if you prefer. Authorities have seized computers belonging to Gizmodo editor Jason Chen after exercising a search warrant at his home, apparently in an effort to uncover who sold Gizmodo the allegedly lost iPhone prototype it used for its big scoop last week. But now questions are being raised both about whether Gizmodo should be protected by California’s shield law but more explosively about Apple’s potential influence with the special tech-crime task force that conducted the raid. Grab some popcorn. This could be quite a show.