The Los Angeles Times has an update on the Erin Andrews case. To recap: A few months ago, law enforcement officials arrested a man suspected of stalking and secretly videotaping ESPN reporter Erin Andrews while she was naked in her hotel room and distributing the video online. Officials allege that Michael David Barrett changed the peephole on at least two different hotel-room doors in order to surreptitiously film into the rooms.
Now, the Los Angeles Times reports:
The FBI served search warrants at the Silicon Valley offices of Yahoo Inc. and Google Inc., seeking explicit videos and electronic records involving the Illinois man accused of illegally recording ESPN reporter Erin Andrews through hotel peepholes. […]
In an affidavit for the warrant, an FBI agent indicated that investigators are seeking electronic records connected with a 42-second video posted in June to Flickr.com entitled “Hot Blonde Out of Shower.”
The agent stated the video of a nude woman appears to have been taken through a hotel room peephole and associated with a Flickr.com username. Flickr is owned by Yahoo. The associated Yahoo account is linked to Barrett, the warrant said.
The FBI also is seeking electronic records of e-mails associated with Barrett from Google, according to a second search warrant. There is no indication whether the information has so far been provided.
For more on the privacy questions raised by this case, read my previous post about Erin Andrews.