The moral of the story is this – don’t take nude photos of yourself. Ever.
The College Fix reports.
Student Alleges ‘Geek Squad’ Published Her Nude Photos
One University of Alabama art student reportedly found out the hard way what can happen when people have unfettered access to your computer hard drive.
The Alabama Media Group reports:
A University of Alabama art student alleges in a federal lawsuit that she recently found out Geek Squad members published on the Internet nude photos of her they found while repairing her computer at the Best Buy in Tuscaloosa where she works. …
March states in her lawsuit that she paid $131 on Aug. 18, 2011 to have the Geek Squad … retrieve data she had stored on her computer’s hard drives, according to the lawsuit and her receipt. …
On May 13 of this year, an employee of the Geek Squad informed March that he had nude photographs of her and to let her know “they were circulating,” according to the lawsuit. The photos were the same ones that had been on the computer that had been accessed by the Geek Squad, according to the lawsuit.
… “In this day in society we’ve got to do everything we can to protect privacy and that’s the purpose of this suit,” said Steve Heninger, the Birmingham attorney who filed the lawsuit on behalf of March.
Agreed. Whether it’s the feds or the computer repair guy down the street – privacy matters in this technological world.
Student Alleges ‘Geek Squad’ Published Her Nude Photos (The College Fix)