FBI hired Best Buy's Geek Squad employees as paid informants to flag child pornography

Best Buy’s tech support arm, Geek Squad, appears to have a pretty close relationship with the FBI. According to documents uncovered by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the agency has worked with the company for at least a decade. This relationship includes meetings for FBI teams hosted by Best Buy, as well as seeming payments for … Continue reading “Docs show Best Buy’s Geek Squad is pretty cozy with the FBI” Best Buy’s tech support arm, Geek Squad, appears to have a pretty close relationship with the FBI. According to documents uncovered by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the agency has worked with the company for at least a decade.Read Full Story

FBI hired Best Buy's Geek Squad employees as paid informants to flag child pornography

Did the FBI's years-long relationship with Geek Squad employees sidestep Fourth Amendment rights?        

Thu 8 Mar 18 from USA today

Best Buy’s Geek Squad Has Chummy Relationship With FBI

The EFF has found evidence of a long-term relationship between Geek Squad and the FBI, raising questions of possible 4th Amendment violations that weren't communicated to judges. The post Best ...

Wed 7 Mar 18 from Extremetech

Geek Squad has been funneling information to the FBI for nearly a decade

Best Buy's Geek Squad is known by many as an easy place to go when you have a computer problem and are at a loss as to how to fix it. What you may not expect is that the person working on ...

Wed 7 Mar 18 from Techspot

Best Buy defends practice of informing FBI about child porn it finds

New documents produced as a result of FOIA lawsuit brought by EFF.

Wed 7 Mar 18 from Arstechnica

Geek Squad staff 'paid by FBI' to flag illegal imagery

Digital rights groups say that the relationship threatens computer owners' rights.

Wed 7 Mar 18 from BBC Technology

EFF: Geek Squad has been working with the FBI for a decade

When the defense in a California doctor's child pornography case accused the FBI of paying Geek Squad's crew to look for evidence in the defendant's computer, Best Buy ...

Wed 7 Mar 18 from Engadget

FBI paid Geek Squad staff to be informants, documents show - CNET

The agency's relationship with staff in the Best Buy repair unit goes back at least a decade, say documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Tue 6 Mar 18 from CNET

Docs show Best Buy’s Geek Squad is pretty cozy with the FBI

Best Buy’s tech support arm, Geek Squad, appears to have a pretty close relationship with the FBI. According to documents uncovered by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the agency has ...

Wed 7 Mar 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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