March 11, 2017
He might fix your computer, but not before checking out all your files to make sure you’re a good goy.
Isn’t it great to be living in such a modern, progressive society? We’re finally moving beyond such outdated concepts like privacy or due process, and now all of our thoughts and actions can be monitored by government agencies and corporations working hand in hand with them.
When did America become a nation of snitches?
The government has long denied that the FBI took advantage of Best Buy’s “Geek Squad” technicians to conduct surveillance on American citizens, but according to OC Weekly, recently unsealed court documents prove it really did happen.
In fact, according to these records, the FBI actually trained Best Buy employees in law enforcement tactics, gave them lists of targeted individuals, and actively encouraged computer repair technicians to search customers’ computers for evidence.
I wonder how their customers feel about that? I guess this is something they fail to mention to people before being given the computers containing all their personal information.
I have feeling Best Buy is going to take quite a hit after this revelation.
I hope these geeks are better at computer repair than they are at photoshop. The Gook is missing half her cranium, lol.
Best Buy officers stated as recently as January that there was no formal arrangement between the company and the FBI, but these unsealed court records describe a very “cozy” relationship, as OC Weekly puts it. FBI officials wrote of maintaining close relationships with Geek Squad management. Best Buy employees were actually thinking about writing special software just to help the FBI search their customers’ computers, even without probable cause.
These records came to light because a gynecologist named Mark Rettenmaier was charged with possessing child pornography after the Geek Squad discovered an image on his computer in the course of performing repairs Rettenmaier paid for. Rettenmaier’s defense attorney, James D. Riddet, has charged the government with outrageous conduct, such as offering Best Buy employees a $500 bounty for discovering actionable evidence on customers’ computers.
Oh, if it’s to catch pedophiles, then I guess it’s okay that they’re lying to people to spy on them and sending their personal information to the FBI. Gotta save those kids. Gotta do it. Never mind that the FBI is covering up for the worst pervert scumbags, which tend to occupy high-level positions in the media and the government.
What are the odds that this little operation (along with others I’m sure are still hidden) isn’t also being used to spy on nationalist activists?