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Date: 07/08/07 02:16 AM

70 Responses to Geek Squad Steals Your Files

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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    July 7, 2007 at 11:30 pm
    Link: Geek Squad Steals Your Files - Geek Squad caught stealing pictures and videos off customer`s computer.
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    tulip Female 50-59
    250 posts
    July 7, 2007 at 11:43 pm
    LOL I wondered if this happened!
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    ieatbunnies Male 30-39
    880 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 2:25 am
    The geek squad is usually filled with highschool and junior college kids. What did you expect?
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    cambriaseyes Female 18-29
    338 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 2:27 am
    If you don`t want people looking at your porn...Get it off your computer before you take it into the shop. Dumbass pervs.

    I don`t blame them, I`d probably look at the porn too.

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    MapleFr3ak Male 13-17
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    July 8, 2007 at 2:35 am
    Desperate nerds....
    This is why you don`t store porn on your computer.
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    KlobyHoHo Male 13-17
    15 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 2:39 am
    I feel sorry for the people who take photo`s of themselves, with parnters or anything, their pictures and the people have it, that seems kinda invasive, take the movies, and music, but the preiously mjentioned seems kinda bad.
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    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
    425 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 2:42 am
    Thank God I`m a techno-geek.

    I have no need for Geek Squad. I`m 1337.

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    hunwa Male 18-29
    105 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 2:59 am
    NO MY PORNS ARE GONE
    and same as the guy above me
    geek squad is for losers
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    spotted_girl Female 13-17
    182 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 3:13 am
    That was super lame, not to mention, dumb...
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    chikoori Female 18-29
    1011 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 3:14 am
    Hahaha.

    But wait... That receipt. $29 for installing iTunes!?! God damn!!!

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    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
    425 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 3:17 am
    Spotted girl. Do you know how to operate a computer?

    Okay, let`s do something easy. And noone else give any hints.

    What does #00FF00 mean?

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    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
    425 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 3:23 am
    Or... okay, What does O/S mean?
    What is binary? What is hexadecimal? What are their limits?

    Do you know PERL? Linux? Can you build a computer from scratch? (of course, gathering parst and all first)

    Your saying stuff like operating a computer is an easy thing. Well, have fun when your computer craps up, now what? Seems you`re dumb.

    What you speak is blasphemy towards geeks. This isn`t new.

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    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
    888 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 3:31 am
    Pictures and videos.. lol~

    Well, if it`s a lot of porn.. why the hell not? You`ll get it faster through LAN than `legit` internet browsing.

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    robofish Male 13-17
    506 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 3:45 am
    I knew some of that suff prowler. Im smart :)
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    IceWater Male 13-17
    155 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 4:02 am
    So if he knows all this stuff why did he let the geek squad on his computer?
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    vintagepizza Female 13-17
    447 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 4:12 am
    This is very interesting to me. I mean, it is actually quite serious someone taking your stuff. I now people who store people`s contact details that they need for work and stuff just in a Window`s Document. And there is always a risk of identity theft.

    I guess you just have to careful who fixes your comp...

  17. Profile photo of Bajatar
    Bajatar Female 40-49
    345 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 4:16 am
    What do you expect? Tech support people are just potentially underpayed humans and humans are nosy by default.

    That`s why personal documents should be stored in encrypted containers. Read about Truecrypt if you care: http://www.truecrypt.org/

    If you think it is not worth your time you have to worry about people browsing your hard drives ;)

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    ellbell16 Female 13-17
    182 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 4:26 am
    i dont see what the big deal is? i mean they probably illegally downloaded it anyways. and besides it not like the owner is IN the porn. i could see why it would be a big deal if someone had like top secret NASA information -- but then again, why would NASA go to the geek squad for help
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    FrcknA Male 18-29
    151 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 4:29 am
    Or you could just ask them not to... That should be sufficient deterrent to not mess with your files. Idk, threaten them with a lawsuit or something it`s not that big a deal.
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    ellbell16 Female 13-17
    182 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 4:29 am
    <i>Sunday, July 08, 2007 3:23:55 AM
    Or... okay, What does O/S mean?
    What is binary? What is hexadecimal? What are their limits?

    Do you know PERL? Linux? Can you build a computer from scratch? (of course, gathering parst and all first)

    Your saying stuff like operating a computer is an easy thing. Well, have fun when your computer craps up, now what? Seems you`re dumb.

    What you speak is blasphemy towards geeks. This isn`t new.</i>

    dude chill out.
    did he have any personal attacks against you?

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    ieatbunnies Male 30-39
    880 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 4:40 am
    Did a post get deleted or is Prowler attacking some chick for no reason?
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    blahblah2018 Male 18-29
    23 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 4:40 am
    what amazed me is they cant install itunes on their pc
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    July 8, 2007 at 4:42 am
    I don`t see what the big deal is. If you`re making porn of yourself it`s another matter... but otherwise 90% of the time....

    You`re complaining because the stuff you stole (Kazaa movies, music, porn) is being copied? Worse yet, it`s stuff you probably let people download through Kazaa.

    Obviously they shouldn`t be looking at credit card details and whatnot, but if I was the techie, I`m not going to feel a smidgen of guilt nabbing some MP3s.

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    blahblah2018 Male 18-29
    23 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 4:44 am
    and also


    FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE

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    nop9001 Male 18-29
    130 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 4:45 am
    thats why we go to Circuit city not just becuase my brother works there
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    July 8, 2007 at 4:51 am
    I`m not certain it`s technically "stealing," since the files are still THERE, they`ve just been copied. But I can see how somebody would feel a bit violated, IF they were to find out.

    Bad Geek Squad! BAD GEEK SQUAD!! No cookie!

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    Gibbo_McCool Male 18-29
    3 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 5:21 am
    What they could have done was paste "Geek Squad Sux" all over the porn images ... then see what happens !
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    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 8:05 am
    What do you expect when you have a "stranger" looking through your stuff. Hell, one Geek Squad tech was busted a few months ago for taking video of some girl in their house while he was "supposed" to be fixing the computer. Anyway, to play it safe just use an external hard drive.
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    nescient1 Male 18-29
    521 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 8:14 am
    Thats why ive learnt how to fix my own computer..
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    littlemeili Female 13-17
    33 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 8:15 am
    If they wanted porn SO badly, they could easily access it off the internet... Not to mention the fact that internet porn is more frequently better than homemade porn...
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    Clayboy Male 18-29
    651 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 9:04 am
    This is why its important to learn how to maintain your own computer. Its absolutely vital if you want to keep your stuff private.
  32. Profile photo of envyrain
    envyrain Female 18-29
    155 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 9:06 am
    I don`t think you people are understanding something...

    The tech didn`t just steal porn. He only stole like 2 videos. And because the person had porn doesn`t mean it was there illegally. I know a lot of you are under 18 but the rest of the world is allowed to have porn.

    The real problem here is the fact that this guy, a creep, went into personal files and took pictures of the owner`s vacation and personal pictures of some girls that the owner knew.

    Imagine if someone made intimate movies with their bf/gf and put it on their computer for their own use. If your computer breaks, you can`t GET to those files to remove them before you take it to the geek squad to fix it. Then the tech can steal YOUR private movies, pleasure himself to YOU and YOUR gf/bf, then possibly upload it to the internet for millions of other people to see.

    Then you have credit card info, tax info, social security numbers, contacts, purchases, etc...

    Do any of you get it yet?

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    envyrain Female 18-29
    155 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 9:09 am
    This guy should be treated like a minor stalker. It`s a huge potential risk for everyone`s privacy.
  34. Profile photo of Enth
    Enth Male 18-29
    103 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 10:21 am
    envyrain took the words out of my mouth
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    Axium Male 18-29
    296 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 10:39 am
    I`m just glad I`m pc-savvy. Being able to build your own computer and all that junk comes in handy.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1674 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 11:35 am
    On 7/8/2007 4:51:37 AM R_U_Kidding wrote: I`m not certain it`s technically "stealing," since the files are still THERE, they`ve just been copied.
    That`s what i keep trying to tell the record industry.
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    JeffHatesYou Male 18-29
    205 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 12:17 pm
    One moment they call it "stealing" and the next they say it`s just "copying" the porn. What`s the harm in copying it? I can imagine that`s what they do: copy it. Actually deleting it from a costumer`s computer would be dumb...
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    BubbaLuvSpon Male 30-39
    159 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 1:36 pm
    Prowler = lame

    Geek Squad = lame

    Homemade porn = kewl

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    dontclickme Female 13-17
    93 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 1:57 pm
    lol...my dad does dat!-exept its not porn....its more like music nd poo
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    dontclickme Female 13-17
    93 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 2:00 pm
    besides...i get pretty fast when my OWN dad fixes my computer, ironicly-even tho he is a computer tech nd all, he whont take da viruses off -but we do get free laptops once ina while :)
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    tgirl149 Female 13-17
    525 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 2:01 pm
    shouldnt of had porn in the first place
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    sertrbl Male 18-29
    1422 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 2:02 pm
    they keep saying Geek Squad takes files. this is just that ONE person taking files. don`t exaggerate.
    you make it sound like the entire geek squad will copy everything personal on your computer.
    besides, like it has been said before, just dont keep anything personal on the computer before you let them see it.
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    FatAnorexic Female 18-29
    118 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 2:15 pm
    I love how everyone`s reaction is "I don`t see what the big deal is," when it`s about invasion of privacy.
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    manditaaknfv Female 18-29
    288 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 2:26 pm
    creepy...i guess it pays to have a mac :-)
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    bjbj1991 Male 13-17
    129 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 2:42 pm
    And Circuit city has been known for givening entire hard drives to other computers. No intrest in porn here, just everything else like your private infomation.
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    sgdp Female 18-29
    553 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 2:57 pm
    Um...it wasn`t just porn guys. There was a folder called "Vacation photos" or something...
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    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 3:11 pm
    So what! What is the big deal anyways?
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    Skyira Female 18-29
    1134 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 3:21 pm
    uhhh thats why you make geek friends of your own and have them fix your comp.
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    Gammon_Rod Male 13-17
    431 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 3:41 pm
    So what? I`d steal people`s porn if I fixed computers.
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    iansquall Female 18-29
    601 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 4:05 pm
    Not very surprising. It is worrying, though, because of the fact that they could, if they wanted to, look for other private information. Let`s say you had a business and stored some of your important financial documents on your computer. Yeah, you should have removed them before you took your computer in, but what if you can`t turn your computer on to remove the files?

    I don`t take my computer to the Geek Squad or other computer shops because a) I can fix my computer myself and b) it`s EXPENSIVE. My friend was charged $400 at Best Buy to get her computer cleaned of spyware and to get some more RAM. Ridiculous.

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    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
    878 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 4:24 pm
    Oh snap.
    DX
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    akneice80 Female 18-29
    9 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 4:25 pm
    that sucks, i need to get my computer fixed.
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    bccseahawkz Male 13-17
    204 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 5:05 pm
    you`re gonna give your computer to a complete stranger, he`s gonna peek through it if u have something worth taking........deal with it!
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    thunderwolf3 Female 13-17
    181 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 5:50 pm
    Wow, they do THAT,and rip you off by charging $29 to install ITUNES?
    Are you serious?

    Only stupid people would use their services...

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    scar104 Male 13-17
    358 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 6:18 pm
    I don`t want pervs "fixing," my computer
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    hazelofglass Female 13-17
    88 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 6:58 pm
    Well... it`s not like you film porn so it can never be watched, right?
    I don`t think people who are meant to be working should be wasting their time going through people`s things, but it isn`t all that much of a big deal. If you`re so desperate for your porn not to be found, don`t keep it in an obvious place on the computer.
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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1264 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 8:39 pm
    they wouldnt have noticed if they had done what i do and just taken the computer
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    tourettes Male 18-29
    957 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 9:09 pm
    Geek Squad is the worst.
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    WickedSteak Male 18-29
    319 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 9:37 pm
    it`s best to just watch and delete when it comes to porn. No need to save it on your HD unless it`s actually good enough to watch again.. which hardly ever happens with me.
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    sunwavewind Female 18-29
    690 posts
    July 8, 2007 at 9:40 pm
    That makes me worried, anyone could just copy all your stuff, even stuff you`ve deleted and do anything with it - steal your identity, put photos up on the internet.

    But then I don`t why I`m worried, I would never take my computer to one of these places. Most stuff I could fix myself and if it was something I couldn`t fix I would probably just buy a new computer. I have a really cheap laptop...

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    mistoroboto Male 18-29
    20 posts
    July 9, 2007 at 2:55 am
    This will sound wrong, but the people at Geek Squad must be morons. How could they get caught so easily if there is a chance some non-nice individual consumer advocacy group is out there watching them?
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    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
    1163 posts
    July 9, 2007 at 9:10 am
    Chickoori: I noticed that crap too. Who the heck pays 25 bucks just to have something installed. I mean, who is dumb enough not to be able to install something.

    I`m not too computer savvy, but is it possible to put passwords on your folders? If not, they should add that option onto future OS`. Being able to not just hide the folder but giving it a password would be nice for hiding the extra critical stuff.

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    envyrain Female 18-29
    155 posts
    July 9, 2007 at 10:41 am
    To everyone who thinks this is just about having porn on your computer:

    You`re all fuc king retarded and I hope you all suffer from identity theft for being so stupid. I hope the Geek Squad finds naked pics of you on your computer and posts them on the internet. I hope they steal your social security numbers and ruin your credit. I hope they stalk your girlfriends.

    You`re all idiots.

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    kikikitkat Female 13-17
    152 posts
    July 9, 2007 at 8:02 pm
    "Then he arranges our icons all nice."

    At least he had the courtesy to clean up the icons after stealing some porn. :-P

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    CheryKoolaid Female 18-29
    30 posts
    July 9, 2007 at 8:27 pm
    Ugh, some of you people just don`t get it. IT`S NOT about the porn.. It`s about the personal picutres and informnation. This video didn`t just show him copying the porn and music, he also copied personal pictures.

    And it`s easy enough to say jsut don`t keep stuff on you computer or delete it before you take it in, but if it break unexpectely you can`t do that.

    Lots of people who have computers don`t know a lot about them. Have any of you guys had to teach your parents how to use things we think are simple? Like email or Word... copying and pasting... Do you think they know about this or how to hide their files?

    Just because some of you know so much about computers doesn`t mean the rest of the world does.

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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    July 10, 2007 at 1:52 am
    Heh. I think my spidey sense is sensing some girls in here may have maybe sent their boyfriends, or worse yet, ex boyfriends some pics and vids. ;) In the case of either, they`re possibly already up on the net.

    It`s not safe to keep any personal info on your computer really. Even without taking it to geek squad. That`s why every online anything anywhere has disclaimers about giving out passwords, credit card details, etc.

    You wouldn`t leave your porn in a videocamera you take to get fixed. You wouldn`t record yourself going "This is just a reminder, my social security number is....."

    Same with pictures you get developed, there`s a reason homemade porn has apparently skyrocketed since digital photos:
    From One Hour Photo: "We have to report kiddie porn and animal cruelty...but anything else, no questions asked."

    Digital photos, are not really safer.

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    angelsface Female 13-17
    48 posts
    July 12, 2007 at 2:06 pm
    envyrain is my new idol. =)

    Anyways, I don`t see what the big darn deal is. Just learn how to fix your own computer, stop having such a panic attack.

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    BrainFluid Female 18-29
    23 posts
    July 14, 2007 at 1:28 am
    CRAP! I have tons and tons of naked pics and videos of myself on my computer that I`ve sent to my boyfriend and didn`t want anyone else to see. I just took my computer to the geek squad last week, do you mean they could have copied all of them? They`re in a folder on my desktop called "Naked pics of me". Oh well. I hope if they took them they enjoy them. :)
  69. Profile photo of B3N0C1D3
    B3N0C1D3 Male 18-29
    783 posts
    January 16, 2009 at 11:31 am
    Geeksquad are usually noobs anyway. How about this: Don`t take your PC to GS, support a local tech that knows what they are doing. You can find these in the phonebook, by word of mouth, and on the internet! Wow!
  70. Profile photo of B3N0C1D3
    B3N0C1D3 Male 18-29
    783 posts
    January 16, 2009 at 11:34 am
    `To everyone who thinks this is just about having porn on your computer:

    You`re all fuc king retarded and I hope you all suffer from identity theft for being so stupid. I hope the Geek Squad finds naked pics of you on your computer and posts them on the internet. I hope they steal your social security numbers and ruin your credit. I hope they stalk your girlfriends.

    You`re all idiots."

    And I hope they wash your cars, clean your gutters, mow your lawn, and walk your dogs! ARRRGH! FFS chill the hell out. People talking about loss of porn vs identity theft. And then you wishing it upon people. You, miss, are an asshat.

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