to do it for us)!"
EFF, a San Francisco-based nonprofit privacy group, sued the Justice
Department after the government refused a request for documents about
how the FBI recruits, trains and pays Best Buy workers to find illegal
child pornography on customer computers sent to Best Buy for repairs.
“The public has a right to know how the FBI uses computer repair
technicians to carry out searches the agents themselves cannot do
without a warrant,” EFF senior counsel David Sobel said in a statement.
“People authorize Best Buy employees to fix their computers, not conduct
unconstitutional searches on the FBI’s behalf.”
The company says "We had no idea". Maybe. Entirely possible the EffingBI went to individuals and said "We'll pay you, and you can find bad guys for us!" Maybe a little "Or we'll dig into your life a little" added in.
Why yes, I am cynical nowadays.