Friday, July 06, 2007

Ohhhh, this makes me laugh my head off

From slashdot:
"Consumer-advocate blog Consumerist ran a sting operation to catch a Best Buy Geek Squad member searching for and stealing media files from a customer's computer. The article includes the story with screen captures and a video of the technician's actions. From that piece: 'Reached for comment, Geek Squad CEO Robert Stephens expressed desire to launch an internal investigation and said, "If this is true, it's an isolated incident and grounds for termination of the Agent involved." This is not just an isolated incident, according to reports from Geek Squad insiders alleging that Geek Squad techs are stealing porn, images, and music from customer's computers in California, Texas, New Jersey, Virginia and elsewhere. Our sources say that some Geek Squad locations have a common computer set up where everyone dumps their plunder to share with the other technicians.' A related story from a former Geek Squad employee details the decline of the Geek Squad and Best Buy ethics in general."

CAUGHT WITH THE PORN. Oops, my caps lock key was stuck on. Hmm.

5 comments:

franky said...

Funnilly I had to think of you when I read that (eons ago already at Lifehacker).
Slashdot is so 1997! :P

Poppy Cede said...

Franky, I am now 110% convinced you like it when girls tell you to shut up, so I won't indulge you. Hay is the one who reads /. ya big meanie. I don't read, I'm illiterate.

Avitable said...

Of course, if you are having a major computer problem, you might not be able to get the porn off before bringing it to them!

Joefish said...

This doesn't surprise me at all. I see all manner of enticing things on people's computers. People really need to store their nudie pictures in more secure places.

Poppy Cede said...

Avi - ANYthing is recoverable. Just depends how much you're willing to pay.

Joe - I am penciling in a note to myself now. All my kitty pictures count as "nudie" to some sicko...