Geek Squad Agrees To Look For Hidden Porn If You Bring In A Spouse's Computer

A Minneapolis news site decided to follow up on whether Geek Squad really harvests your porn from your computer when you take it in for repairs. Since Geek Squad started amidst the state’s frozen drifts, its denizens take a special interest in its doings.

From the City Pages Blotter:

We called a local Best Buy/Geek Squad outlet for reassurance.

“That’s absolutely not our practice–it’s part of our policy to keep files private,” said the Agent. “Although we might see the names of the files pop up, if you’ve saved pictures as your screensaver.”

So we asked, What if we brought in, say, a spouse’s computer? Would you search that for hidden porn at our behest?

The Agent paused. “We can do that.”

So, we have strict rules against invading people’s privacy. Unless you ask us to invade someone else’s. — BEN POPKEN

City Pages: The Blotter (Thanks to Oren!)