What an idiotic business decision by Best Buy. Who will trust them now?
...”How much was the Geek Squad paid for “finding” kiddie porn on computers brought in for repair?”...
I hope such claims are fully investigated by honest people because I can see such material being planted by skilled geeks who might want to earn an extra buck. A way should be found to regulate pornography of all kinds on the internet. We regulate it in other places. Why not there?
Indeed! I doubt that many natural born citizens of the US now trust the FBI, either. In addition, I'll bet the Trump haters who claim to, actually do not trust them. What thinking person would, with such seeming evidence of politicization and double standard in those ranks? It is a shame and a grave danger for our nation.
How do we know Best Buy authorized this?
And that this wasn’t just about kiddie porn...
What this requires is a Congressional investigation, with parties called under oath.
I won’t hold my breath while I wait.
Nobody is advocating “kiddie porn” but the concept that their employees are pawing around through people’s files is disconcerting, to say the least.
If Geek Squad was doing it for the FBI, they would also possibly do it for someone willing to pay money to look for anything else...personal/financial information, etc.
Wow. I wouldn’t do business with Geek Squad after hearing this.
I do work that requires me to have full access to various computers, and I have gotten into the process over the years of putting on tight and focused blinders.
I have trained myself not to look.
“Who will trust them now? “
who ever trusted them in the first place? i know a woman who took her laptop there and they claimed to have lost it, offering to “replace” it only with a USED laptop! (My guess is they didn’t actually lose it, but probably ruined it somehow, and it was easier to lie and say it was stolen, rather than fess up that they accidentally destroyed it.)