The FBI has turned computer repairmen into SPIES for the US Government. It has come to light that the The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) a domestic intelligence and security service of the United States is paying computer repairmen to search ALL computers brought in for repair. The FBI paid informants, who double as commercial computer repairmen, spy on their clients VIOLATING their 4th Amendment rights in the process. The highly questionable searches are in direct violation of the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Constitution of United States of America 1789 (rev. 1992)
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The most recent public violation of the 4th Amendment happened at Best Buy's Geek Squad, a subsidiary of American multinational consumer electronics corporation. Best Buy sells pc repair services in junction with maintenance, and software installation for customers. Turns out the Best Buy pc services also come with a free add on.
The Best Buy ‘geeks' are PAID informers for the FBI. This is at worst highly illegal and at best raises serious legal questions. If I were a Best Buy customer I would be suing Best Buy as well as the FBI. What the FBI is doing is illegal and even if something untoward is found on a computer the search would not hold up in court. Best Buy is NOT a legal entity and they do not have the authority to search your personal files while repair your sound card.
In 2011, Dr Mark Rettenmaier, a prominent Orange County physician and surgeon, visited the Mission Viejo Best Buy to get his HP Pavilion desktop computer repaired. Dr Rettenmaier was met with an unpleasant surprise when the Geek Squad technician, who turned out to be a PAID FBI informant, as well as his supervisor, also a PAID FBI informant. Add to that there was a 3rd PAID FBI informant on Best Buys staff, the supervisor's other colleague. The FBI paid the Best Buy Geek Squad technician a $500 reward for finding the image, raising the question of whether the technician's pillaging falls into the "private search" category. Andrew Fleischman of Fault Lines argues that since a technician is paid to dig around on your computer, it's no longer "for the love of society," but rather an ILLEGAL proxy for FBI to conduct warrantless searches.'
The PAID FBI informants at Best Buy 'CLAIM' that they opened a file containing an image that met the definition of child pornography. With no warning, no defense the FBI rushed to charge Dr Rettenmaier with possession of child pornography.
Under further investigation the Justice Department exposed serious wrongdoings on behalf of the FBI and it's illegal PAID informants. .
It turns out that the image in question on Dr Rettenmaier's desktop was discovered in unallocated space on the hard drive, indicating that the file was not a legitimate part of hard drive content, as it could be a file marked as deleted and treated by the computer as free space.
In a court of law, no one can say who downloaded the file to the drive, or when. Yet, do you think that mattered to Dr Rettenmaier whose life and reputation has been destroyed. Do you think that 'Oops' moment by the PAID FBI informant is going to restore Dr Rettenmaier reputation? To add insult to injury the FBI KNEW that files from unallocated hard drive space cannot be used as evidence. A point of fact omitted by the FBI when presenting their case before Judge Marc Goldman, who authorized a raid on Dr Rettenmaier's home in 2012. After being caught in open court lying the FBI agents suffered suspicious memory losses.
Pay Attention! Do not under any circumstances bring your computer to Best Buy for ANY repair work.
Do not EVER allow Best Buy to do ANY computer maintenance either personal or for you company, because they will search through your personal files.
There is an FBI legal trick called the "private search doctrine," a nasty part of US legislation which states that the Computer Tech's discovery does not require a search warrant. Law enforcement agencies can then conduct a follow-up search, also without obtaining a search warrant, but the second search cannot exceed the scope of the original search.
Some info :ssputniknews.com/science/201701111049460625-best-buy-spy-fbi/