Cal student allegedly involved in iPhone scandal

A UC Berkeley student was allegedly involved in the story of the lost prototype iPhone which made headlines on April 19 after details of the under-wraps phone were published with great fanfare on Gizmodo (above).

As reported in Wired today, Brian J. Hogan, a 21-year-old resident of Redwood City, found what is believed to be Apple’s next-generation iPhone which was bought by Gizmodo. However, CNet is reporting that Hogan had help finding a buyer for the phone from Sage Robert Wallower, a 27-year-old UC Berkeley student and former Navy cryptologic technician.

Wallower apparently contacted technology sites about the iPhone. The device was lost by an Apple engineer last month. Police in San Mateo County have said they are investigating the lost phone as a possible theft.


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Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside. Email: tracey@citysidejournalism.org.