Geek Squad Settles Naked Pics Lawsuit
Geek Squad keeps getting nailed for stealing stuff, mostly nude pics and porn, from their customer’s computers. Well, they’ve had to settle a lawsuit that revolved around one of their geeks stealing nude pics off a customer computer:
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff worked at the Best Buy in question at the time. Back in 2011, she brought her computer in to the convenient Geek Squad desk to get a hard drive problem fixed. It wasn’t until two years later that a co-worker told her that pictures of her were circulating freely online, including on public BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay.
The photos were art, not selfies she snapped to send to a lover. “[S]he never posted them on any social media,” explained her attorney, claiming that his client “kept them only for reference or professional use for art.”
I think the only way for Geek Squad to learn not to do something this blatantly stupid is for nobody to use their services. Hitting them where it hurts is the only way they will learn.