While EFF pried few documents from FBI on relationship with Geek Squad, it mostly stonewalled on key issues that implicate constitutional rights. The post FBI’s Cozy Arrangement With Geek Squad Employees Remains Shrouded In Secrecy appeared first on Shadowproof.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has obtained documents showing that the FBI and Best Buy’s Geek Squad have maintained a rather cozy relationship over the past decade. Memos and other records released through Freedom of Information Act requests confirm reports from last year of Geek Squad members serving as paid FBI informants. Show More Summary
Does it violate the fourth amendment?
New documents show the two groups have a deeper working relationship than previously known.
The relationship between the FBI and employees of Best Buy's computer and device repair unit Geek Squad is more complex than first thought, according to newly released documents. Records posted Tuesday by the Electronic Frontier Foundation...Show More Summary
Questions were raised last year about whether FBI agents were actively recruiting technicians at Best Buy's Geek Squad to search for illegal content on customer devices. According to newly released documents, however, prior reports only scratched the surface. Best Buy's ties with the FBI appear more complex than once surmised. More »
A freedom of information request revealed that the FBI used the Best Buy division's repair staff to flag illegal content.
Electronic Frontier Foundation says the nature of the FBI's relationship with the technicians may have violated the U.S. Constitution
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 Buy’s Geek Squad Has Chummy Relationship With FBI appeared first on ExtremeTech.
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...Show More Summary
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Hundreds of millions of dollars can go into the school bus-sized satellites that blast into orbit above Earth and provide services including broadband internet, broadcasting and military surveillance.
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A judge said the FBI filed a misleading affidavit after Geek Squad employees found one child erotica image.
Hundreds of millions of dollars can go into the school bus-sized satellites that blast into orbit above Earth and provide services including broadband internet, broadcasting or military surveillance. But if a part breaks or a satellite runs out of fuel, there’s no way to send help. Commercial industry...
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Anyone who has ever had to take a call from a parent who has managed to screw up their computer will instantly recognize the conversation in Ben Meinhardt’s hilarious animated short. Though we’re pretty sure even the Geek Squad couldn’t fix this problem.
Amazon has made headlines as the company continues to expand its e-commerce retail business across different verticals. In an interesting development, Amazon has ventured into the home appliance services space, which could compete with Best Buy‘s Geek Squad.
Amazon is offering in-home consultations to customers interested in installing smart-home technologies. The service, first reported by Recode, is aimed at consumers interested in new Internet of Things gear but perhaps intimidated about setting them up. The move is consistent with a pattern Amazon has shown this year of introducing offerings or taking bold steps […]
Having problems with your smart thermostat, Wi-fi setup or home entertainment system? No worries. Amazon is here to help. As discovered by Recode, the online retailing giant is venturing into the world of in-home technology implementations,...Show More Summary