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  • Best Buy Security Guard Fired after Tackling Suspect Who Fled from Deputies in Roseville

    01/28/2019 10:09:30 AM PST · by Red Badger · 88 replies
    fox40.com ^ | Updated at 09:35PM, January 26, 2019 | by Charmaine Nero
    ROSEVILLE – A security guard was fired from a Roseville Best Buy after he tackled a suspect fleeing from deputies last week. Surveillance footage, taken by the family of Tyler, the former Best Buy security guard, shows Placer County deputies chasing a suspect through a Roseville shopping plaza. “There was a guy who walked by and when he got by his car, a bunch of undercover sheriffs came over to arrest him,” said Tyler. Tyler, an Army veteran, who only wanted to be referred to by his first name, was working at the Roseville Best Buy when he noticed a...
  • Fired Best Buy security guard who tackled suspect outside California store can have his [tr]

    01/29/2019 8:25:23 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 88 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 29 January 2019 | David Boroff
    FULL TITLE = "Fired Best Buy security guard who tackled suspect outside California store can have his job back, company says" The employee had been discharged for violating company policy after helping law enforcement apprehend Timothy Trujillo outside the Roseville store earlier this month. However, Best Buy said in a statement to the Daily News on Tuesday that it has taken "another look at what happened." "In the end, we understand he made a split-second decision to do what he thought was right and, while we wish he hadn’t put himself or anyone else at risk, we regret our initial...
  • Electronics and Appliances Recycling at Best Buy

    12/11/2018 7:10:14 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 34 replies
    Best Buy ^ | no date given | no author given
    Recycling made easy. As the nation's largest retail recycler of used electronics and appliances, we're doing our part to responsibly reduce e-waste. We’ll take all kinds of used tech*, regardless of where you bought it, how old it is or who made it.
  • Best Buy censoring FR.

    09/18/2018 6:06:51 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 59 replies
    Self | 9/18/2018 | Self
    <p>Recently I spent some time at NJ Best Buy store waiting for service at cell phone department. Loged to their Network and internet access. Loaded FReerepublic page, when trying to load second page, my access got blocked with message about "innapropriet" content. That was it! Looks like communist fingers are getting long.</p>
  • Best Buy's Geek Squad searched customer computers for the FBI

    03/07/2018 9:47:13 PM PST · by EinNYC · 62 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | March 7, 2018
    A child pornography case involving a California doctor has revealed that Best Buy's Geek Squad technicians allegedly worked with the FBI to uncover data on customer's computers for years, CBS Pittsburgh reports. A non-profit organization claims that the nature of the FBI's relationship with the technicians may have violated the U.S. Constitution. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit last year after it learned that the FBI allegedly paid Geek Squad employees to pass along information about illegal materials on devices sent in by customers for repairs. One search led to felony child porn...
  • Best Buy stops selling products by leading computer security firm Kaspersky Lab

    09/09/2017 6:44:52 AM PDT · by DFG · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/09/2017 | AFP
    US electronics retailer Best Buy has stopped selling products by leading computer security firm Kaspersky Lab amid concerns the company has links to Russian intelligence, the two companies confirmed Friday. The big box retailer, with stores across the country, did not announce the change itself but its website was no longer offering Kaspersky products. A Best Buy spokeswoman confirmed in an email reports that the action was taken due to concerns over Kaspersky's alleged links to the Russian government.
  • Best Buy Sorry for Price Gouging Water During Hurricane Harvey

    08/30/2017 11:22:12 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 318 replies
    TMZ ^ | 6-30=2017
    One of the Best Buy stores in Houston offered Hurricane Harvey victims bottled water ... for a price, a very high one and now the company's apologizing. The store was caught selling 12-packs of Smartwater for $29.98 and 24-packs of Dasani for a whopping $42.96. A photo of the display went viral this week, amid allegations of price gouging in the wake of the Harvey. Best Buy now admits, "This was a big mistake on the part of a few employees at one store on Friday. As a company we are focused on helping, not hurting affected people. We’re sorry...
  • Why the grim reaper of retail hasn't come to claim Best Buy

    07/18/2017 9:31:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/18/2017 | By James F. Peltz and Jack Flemming
    Five years ago Best Buy Co. looked like a retail dinosaur, another victim of e-commerce juggernaut Amazon.com and other online sellers. The big-box electronics chain was suffering dwindling sales and profits due in good part to “showrooming,” when shoppers would come in to a Best Buy store to check out televisions, computers and other items in person, and then buy them at cheaper prices at Amazon or elsewhere online. Best Buy also was struggling with executive turmoil and facing a buyout threat from a major stockholder. The chain in 2012 named a new chief executive, Hubert Joly, but the Frenchman...
  • Justice Department Sued for Records on FBI Training of Best Buy Geek Squad Spies

    06/01/2017 9:53:54 AM PDT · by bamahead · 24 replies
    The Wrap ^ | May 31, 2017 | Susan Seager
    The Justice Department was sued Wednesday by a privacy group seeking information on the FBI recruitment of Best Buy employees to search consumer computers for child pornography during repairs — a practice that came to light in court documents in a recent case in Santa Ana, California. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Trump administration’s Justice Department, demanding access to records about any FBI training and payment to Geek Squad workers to search customer computers without a court warrant. At issue isn’t the criminality of child pornography or efforts to stop the...
  • FBI Used Best Buy's Geek Squad To Increase Secret Public Surveillance

    03/10/2017 1:27:05 PM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | , March 8, 2017 | R. Scott Moxley
    Recently unsealed records reveal a much more extensive secret relationship than previously known between the FBI and Best Buy's Geek Squad, including evidence the agency trained company technicians on law-enforcement operational tactics, shared lists of targeted citizens and, to covertly increase surveillance of the public, encouraged searches of computers even when unrelated to a customer's request for repairs. To sidestep the U.S. Constitution's prohibition against warrantless invasions of private property, federal prosecutors and FBI officials have argued that Geek Squad employees accidentally find and report, for example, potential child pornography on customers' computers without any prodding by the government. Assistant...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton's emails packed with America's secrets were stored by company

    06/30/2016 4:33:37 PM PDT · by orchestra · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/30/2016 | Louise Boyle
    (Full title): EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton's emails packed with America's secrets were stored by company 'wide open to hackers' and run by 'morons' whistleblowers reveal Hillary Clinton's secret 'homebrew' server has dogged her presidential campaign and led to an FBI probe into her handling of classified material Questions have been raised over whether the secrets could have been hacked by foreign spies because server lacked official protection Now Daily Mail Online investigation reveals how firm which stored her backed up emails was dogged by security lapses Datto Inc, of Norwalk, CT, was paid to 'mirror' the server by 'mom-and-pop' IT firm...
  • Who Boycotts Wal-Mart? Social-justice warriors too enlightened to let their poor neighbors..

    11/30/2014 8:40:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | November 30, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Columbia County, Ark. — There’s no sign of it here in Magnolia, Ark., but the boycott season is upon us, and graduates of Princeton and Bryn Mawr are demanding “justice” from Wal-Mart, which is not in the justice business but in the groceries, clothes, and car-batteries business. It is easy to scoff, but I am ready to start taking the social-justice warriors’ insipid rhetoric seriously — as soon as two things happen: First, I want to hear from the Wal-Mart-protesting riffraff a definition of “justice” that is something that does not boil down to “I Get What I Want, Irrespective...
  • Gov.’s top aide charged personal purchases to state (NM Martinez)

    04/25/2014 8:21:30 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 20 replies
    From a necktie to heartburn medication, from personal cellphone bills to new tires, Gov. Susana Martinez’s chief of staff used his government-issued credit card to make thousands of dollars in personal purchases in violation of state policy and procedures. Keith Gardner has reimbursed the state nearly $5,000 since August 2012 for more than 40 card purchases at Walmart, Best Buy, Target and more. And after a Journal inquiry, he has paid $241 in interest required under state policy and procedures when an employee uses a government credit card for personal purchases. Using a state government credit card for any purpose...
  • Best Buy cutting 2,000 managers

    02/27/2014 6:34:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 26, 2014 | James Covert
    Best Buy has a major cost-cutting operation in the works, and the code word is “pink slip.” The nation’s biggest electronics chain — which saw sales fall 2.6 percent during the Christmas selling season because of a price war with Amazon — has begun laying off thousands of midlevel managers nationwide as it girds for even more competition, The Post has learned. After slashing hundreds of jobs at Best Buy’s Minneapolis HQ last year and closing unprofitable stores, CEO Hubert Joly is now swinging the ax across the retailer’s 1,056 US big-box stores and regional offices, according to insiders briefed...
  • Retail Apocalypse? Major Chains Closing Hundreds Of Stores

    02/11/2014 10:49:47 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 101 replies
    http://newswatch.us ^ | February 11 2014 | D. Jennings
    Hundreds of stores across the nation are closing as some of America’s most famous retailers struggle to stay in business. The country is facing what CNBC has labeled a tsunami of store closings and blogger Michael Snyder has called a retail apocalypse. JC Penney, which lost $586 million in three months in 2013, is planning to close 33 stores in 19 states and lay off 2,000 people. JC Penney’s stock has lost 84 percent of its value since February 2012. Sears has decided to shut down its flagship store in Downtown Chicago, and it has closed 300 stores in the...
  • Man arrested, cuffed after using Legal 2.00 Dollar bills at Best Buy [Incident dates to 2005]

    11/22/2013 5:12:06 PM PST · by NYFreeper · 151 replies
    Conservative Read ^ | Conservative Read
    A man trying to pay a fee using $2 bills was arrested, handcuffed and taken to jail after clerks at a Best Buy store questioned the currency’s legitimacy and called police.
  • Best Buy 'Deserves to Die' (Says Slate)

    09/20/2013 8:29:59 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 86 replies
    Newser ^ | 09/20/2013 | By Kevin Spak
    (Newser) – Best Buy is back from the brink. Profits are up, costs are down, and the share price has tripled since December. That's the good news. "The bad news," writes Matthew Yglesias at Slate, "is that the store is awful and deserves to die." Yglesias and a colleague visited stores in different cities (Washington, DC, and NYC, respectively), and concluded that "Best Buy still basically sucks." The selection isn't great, and almost everything costs more than it would on Amazon. But what about customer service? Could having human experts justify the markups? Nope. If anything, Best Buy's reps...
  • Man tries to kill girl in Best Buy bathroom

    08/27/2013 1:50:43 AM PDT · by Okimi2200 · 48 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, August 26, 2013, | Doyle Murphy
    A Florida man tried to kill a 9-year-old girl in a Best Buy bathroom, jamming a plastic bag over her head and stuffing her face in a toilet before employees intervened, authorities said. Another customer heard the girl screaming and crying inside the women’s restroom at the Jacksonville store and notified store staff. An employee looked under the stall and discovered a horrific scene. James Tadros, 29, had kicked and beaten the girl bloody and was forcing her head inside the toilet, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
  • Woman Says Computer Tech Uploaded Her Nude Pictures to Web, Files Lawsuit

    08/14/2013 11:42:46 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 51 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 08/14/2013 | By Michael Allen,
    University of Alabama student Nicole March claims that a member of Best Buy's Geek Squad posted her nude photos on the web after fixing her computer. March has filed a lawsuit against Best Buy, claiming that she is "devastated and humiliated" by the incident. Her lawyers claim the pictures were taken for an art project at school, where she was studying the human form. According to March's lawsuit, she took her computer to a Best Buy store in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to fix the hard drive in August 2011. March also works at the same Best Buy. However, in May...
  • Man arrested after making Best Buy customers 'uncomfortable,' deputies say

    06/17/2013 4:29:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 17, 2013 | Brett Clarkson
    Jean Makihotch made customers of a Wellington Best Buy store "uncomfortable," according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrest report. The 24-year-old man sat on the floor and took pictures of store employees at about 2:45 p.m. on Friday, according to the report. After his foray into photography, Makihotch then tried to wheel a cart loaded with $685 worth of items out of the store, at 1040 South State Road 7 without paying, deputies said.