Porn-Thieving Geek Squad Needs Spanking
Privacy invasion, and Best Buy's response, appalling, scribe says
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2008 12:06 PM CST
Gavin McKay stands by his custom-painted "Geek Squad" Volkswagen in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 13, 2004.   (KRT Photos)
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(Newser) – No matter where you stand on pornography, Violet Blue writes in the San Francisco Chronicle, the theft of it from computers brought in for repair by Best Buy's Geek Squad is an appalling privacy violation—and the company's response isn't much better. After king Geek Robert Stephens brushed off a blog's investigation, Blue says he's overdue for a laundry list of disciplinary action.

Consumerist.com reported that Geek Squad members copied porn off the computer of late adult performer Jasmine Grey, then passed it around. "Just because we need to have some tech help," Blue writes, "doesn't mean we should be worried that our entire private lives—especially the sex parts—are going to get passed around for company amusement."