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New documents show FBI paid Best Buy’s Geek Squad staff to act as informants

New documents released this week have unearthed a shocking discovery about the relationship between the FBI and Best Buy's Geek Squad repair agents. After filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit last year, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) was granted access to documents which show that the FBI has paid Geek Squad staffers to inform them of any illegal materials they might find on the computer they are asked to repair.
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