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.
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.
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.
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?
I cannot even express how horrible this is. In the medical field we use pictures for training and to keep our recognition skills up.
This poor man. How much did it cost him? Was there publicity that ruined his reputation?
See above for new Geek Squad logo...
So hiring a fiction writer in the UK to “find” evidence wasn’t that unusual for them.
Did this start during the Obama admin?
Because if so, bet the Feebs weren’t just looking for kiddie porn....
It would have been easy for one of their geeks to put some crap on the computer and then blame the customer. Prosecutors don’t give a $hit if they get the right person. They can roast the owner of the computer who can’t prove that he didn’t put the $hit on it.
Land of the free?