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Report: Geeks still more trustworthy than Justice Dept.

Gram Ponante
You'd think that the Geek Squad wouldn't have to resort to stealing porn since they already get to keep those cool Beetles.

The comments on Consumerist's story about how the Gawker Media website used a program like Remote Desktop or Timbuktu to catch a Geek Squad employee downloading a client's personal photos - that included porn - onto his own hard drive were less about how interesting this story was than they were about how computer technicians stealing or at least snooping on personal files isn't news.

It's like saying "Well of course you got raped...look at what you're eating!"

The Geek Squad tech was supposed to be installing iTunes, which he did, in addition to poking around a folder invitingly titled "Honey Pot". His invoice recommended a memory upgrade (to increase porn transfer speed) and mentioned that the computer needed "protection". You think?

Since I am a Profiler and an Empath, I know that the Geek Squad employee was confident that a person who couldn't even install iTunes would never be able to figure out that his porn was copied.

It's a sad world.

Previously: Hotter than a Balrog

See also: Consumerist catches Geek Squad stealing porn from customer's computer

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