Skip to comments.FBI Used Best Buy's Geek Squad To Increase Secret Public Surveillance
Posted on 03/10/2017 1:27:05 PM PST by detective
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 United States Attorney M. Anthony Brown last year labeled allegations of a hidden partnership as "wild speculation." But more than a dozen summaries of FBI memoranda filed inside Orange County's Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse this month in USA v. Mark Rettenmaier contradict the official line.
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They should develop their own Geek Squad, like a sting op.................
Well, I guess I stay out of Best Buy.
They should have just hired the Russians, or better yet, those three muzzies that were working for the Dems.
“Well, I guess I stay out of Best Buy.”
Which retailer respects the privacy of law-abiding citizens?
Ones I don’t know about yet I shall continue to patronize. I don’t worry a terrible lot about commercial spying to get ads in front of my face. I do get POed at enthusiastic co-operation with government spies, though.
As if I didn’t have enough reasons..........
Why buy at Best Buy?
and a government spy.
Soooooo, the FBI made a deal with the business who has been found giving money to HAMAS, to spy on American citizens????!!
Geek Squad?? This is beginning to seem more like Get Smart than a bizarre spy novel/movie.
The average Geek Squad Tech couldn’t find his ass with both hands
I took my computer to a repair shop in Georgia and the owner told me alot of his business was repairing computers that had previously been taken to the Geek Squad. He said many of their employees were teens/college students working part time.
anybody who takes there computer to geek squad deserves WHATEVER happens to them ...
Depends on native talent and training.
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