When the "reporter" is not any Legitimate News Source, but those who are known for their adversarial position vs. Apple, the motives become suspect!!!
FBI? Sounds great, but what can FBI do against guys like that, if they are based out of foreign country! Recently CBS 60 Minutes rebroadcasted this story http://bit.ly/aq9isi where the stakes are a lot higher than in this ATT iPad Email Addresses Hack story!
It seems to me like a lot of parties are doing their best to hurt Apple, AAPL and it's partner ATT. With Headlines like: "FTC : FTC To Open Investigation Into Apple" - the timing of it all seems too suspicions to me!
I don't recall MSFT playing that dirty vs. Apple or vs., but these days, it seems like: anything goes!!! I only hope that it doesn't get any uglier than that, like kidnappings of Apple's execs family members in exchange for extortion etc.
After GizmodoGate, that side is not even trying to lay low, they seem to be taunting Apple, and thus Authorities that are Investigating that stolen iPhone Prototype! Gizmodo could have used that ATT iPad Hacker Info as a Peace Offering with Apple... Instead, they chose to play even harder ball..., while FTC is trying to nail Apple on something, just to nail Apple! And it's not like Apple is BP, and hurt lives! I don't see that much scrutiny of Google! Seems suspicious to me! FUD, FUD, FUD!!!
I guess, if things get too crazy, Apple will speak out on this, but hopefully there won't be need for that!!!
The GizmodoGate, in retrospect, looks slimy to me:
Yes, reporters want to be to be 1st ones to the story, but there should be some lines that must not be crossed! NY Times would never done what Gizmodo did, same with other Legitimate Media! Then there are Gizmodo's of the world who are willing to cross lines, in order to compete against the rest of the media! It is that rest of Legitimate Media who has to "throw Gizmodo and such under the bus", and stop treating them as equals who act in public interest! John Stewart, the comedian, went for the laughs, and almost defended Gizmodo, and put down Apple as a Big Brother, The Man!
Steve Job was correct in his email reply to Gizshits, when he said something along this lines:
I am with Apple, we create things, what DID YOU create!??
But then again, how does one play fair, and negotiate with Terrorists like that? - nothing's sacred with that crowd!
Gizshits wanted to create a PR stun at the expense of hurting Apple's business! And, even as they are being investigated, they are playing a victim of the powerful Apple, and all of a sudden they are involved in this ATT Hack? That way too suspicions.... I hope they are investigated to the max, and, when found guilty, they should be punished to max!!!!
It's time for all descent people use their brains for creating the best products and the most respectful way! Those who perpetrate the garbage news on us should be treated like garbage they are!!!
Go Apple, AAPL!!!
Go Apple, AAPL!!!