Skip to comments.Best Buy's Geek Squad searched customer computers for the FBI
Posted on 03/07/2018 9:47:13 PM PST by EinNYC
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I agree. If kiddie porn turned up in routine computer repair, it’s one thing. But to get paid by the state for digging around in search of it is despicable.
I worked for major photofinishing companies for years and occasionally came across kiddie porn. The police were notified and that was the end of our involvement.
15 will get you $20.
Since Best Buy was working as an agent of the FBI they must follow all procedural rules of evidence gathering. Fruit from the poisoned tree.
What an idiotic business decision by Best Buy. Who will trust them now?
In the mid 80’s worked for a Unix shop. If there is anything I’m going to say it’s this: Erase and scrub your hard drives before sending them in. If you’re sending it in for data recovery then you’re SOL.
If it’s terribly important and sensitive and you simply must have it recovered you have them do the recovery while you’re watching them.
What would happen if an earth shattering, slam dunk national security case fell into the lap of the FBI?!...Oh, I forgot, it did happen with Hillary Clinton.
Knowing the corruption that infests todays FBI, I would not be the least surprised the FBI targeted people for destruction, then paid Best Buy to plant child porn evidence.
Early on when I started using computers I had a problem and needed a recovery of my hard drive. The guy who recovered it for me made some comments about my taxes. He had no clue but hinted he thought I had done something wrong, I hadn’t. I was PO’ed. I’ve never taken another computer for repair.
When I first heard about Best Buy looking through systems for child porn a few years ago, I thought how horrible for them to do that. Then I gave it more thought and figured they did it to cover themselves in case someone who has it on his system and gets nailed would claim it was actually a tech at Best Buy who put it there during the repair. I know there would be other evidence countering that, but it would be a major headache nonetheless for Best Buy. Of course, throwing the FBI in the mix makes it a complete mess.
I would buy a new computer before I would let any stranger mess with my computer.
But FU, Best Lie, you will never get another penny from me.
It’s hard to believe that ANYONE on this site would let the Geek Squad lay a hand on their computers. If the thing breaks, buy a new one and destroy the hard drive.
Would Eugene do that?
Evgeny Kaspersky 
Actually, better he than Best Buy!
What FBI knows can get you indicted. What KGB knows is what KGB knows (unless you have a high clearance that KGB knows about — then you are well and truly F-ed).
I read that Sessions is seriouslyconsidering a second Special Council. Really? He is serious? I bet that has Hitlery shaking in her high heels....not. Most smart people stopped taking Session seriously a long time ago. I do not trust him for a second. It is just fodder to feed us common folk. If he really was serious he would have just did it and not threaten to do it. The man is a weasel and a snake.
The same FIB that didn’t want to examine Hillary’s server or the DNC’s allegedly hacked system.
Innocent pictures of your own young kids in the bath etc have been deemed kiddie porn.
Keep your backups up to date and NEVER give your storage hard drive to anyone. If the unit goes in for repair then pull the hard drive. They are cheaper than being deemed a pornographer - which will ruin you life. If you cannot pull the hard drive/storage device scrap the unit with gunfire. If you are tech savvy enough to wipe the device do it, in spades. Oh and the above goes for units passing out of your control.
So the FBI unconstitionally violates the privacy of unwitting private citizens and uses “false and misleading statements” to obtain a warrant. Do I detect a pattern here?
According to Hannity, the FBI did want to investigate the DNC hack but the DNC refused access to their computers?
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