Friday, August 16, 2013

Woman Suing Best Buy - They Shared Her Naked Photos

If you take naked photos of yourself this is what you need to do. Download them to a USB stick. Keep stick with you at all times. In your shoe. Yes, you will develop a limp, but people think that is cool. Throw in an eye patch to really sell it.

This is a lesson that University Of Alabama student Nicole March has now learned. She thought she could trust the guys at Geek Squad in Best Buy to fix her laptop and not look at all the naked photos she had taken for "art" purposes. She probably also assumed they would not upload them to the internet or share them and that is what led to her filing a lawsuit against the company. Back in 2011, the then 18 year old student brought in her laptop. She did not find out what happened until a few months ago, when a Best Buy employee shared the news. The Best Buy employee who took the photos uploaded them to a website, used Nicole's real name and sent the link to the photos to everyone he knows.

47 comments:

FSP said...

Pic please.

Bacon Ranch said...

HI MY NAME IS NOSE

*click for boobies^

Count Jerkula said...

This is why whenever you have naked pix or sex videos, YOU STORE THEM ON A USB DRIVE! That way no one will be able to find them. Back em up on DVD.

Cathy said...

@Bacon Ranch - this girl did not ask for her photos (clothed or otherwise) to be published/posted anywhere, so it's kind of an asshole move to criticize her appearance. Celebrities ask for fame and put themselves on display, but this is different.

erika said...

Sh*t!!!

I have nude pics and ive brought my laptop to best buy!

But mine are black n" whites very 'artistic' and "tastefull'

I could be the next farrah abraham!!! Tee hee hee

Count Jerkula said...

@erika: Links or it didn't happen.

Glitter said...

Don't take naked pics (or videos) of yourself unless you know that someday, those pics may be distributed everywhere. However, you might be able to make a career out of it (see Kim Kraptrashian).

Carolyn said...

Confession: I took naked photos of myself for a long-distance boyfriend and stored them on my computer. Then one of my cats knocked over a diet coke onto my computer and fried it. I took the computer to a repair shop and they were going to try to recover the hard drive. Then they "lost" the computer. I worried for months that my pictures would show up online somewhere. Who knows, they might have, but no one I know seems to have stumbled across them, thank heavens. And since it was 7 years ago, I think I am safe. Please, God.

auntliddy said...

Re:nude photos: Just. Dont. Do. It.

auntliddy said...

And wouldnt you expect better from geeks? Very disappointing!

TalksTooMuch said...

I once had a friend take pictures of me with my camera while I was sleeping in...not much. I couldn't figure out why the teenage clerk at the photo place was blushing and gave me the photos without charge until I got outside. Thank gawd for this being before the digital age. Being old rules sometimes!

Bacon Ranch said...

Cathy;
PLEASE LISTEN CAREFULLY.

TAKE NAKED PICTURES OF YOURSELF AND SAVE THEM ON YOUR COMPUTER. CONSIDER THAT SHARED.

SHE'S LUCKY HER NOSE IS THE ONLY THING I CRITICIZED.

xoxo
br

Cathy said...

Wow, Bacon Ranch, way to show your true colors.

Sincerely,
A big nose girl

MBK said...

Ha, ha, Bacon Ranch! (Sorry, but I hate stupid lawsuits and this is just stupid.)

Meanie Rhysie said...

Big noses are cool but Bacon Ranch is cooler. <3

figgy said...

OR, just don't take naked pictures. Period.

OneEyeCharlie said...

I can't deny it. Eye patches really DO make you look cool. I've lost track of how many panties were thrown at me... HA.

Did have a freaky chick want to do a shot out of the socket once. Uh... no. That being said, I'm guessing there weren't that many limits on her freakiness.

cece said...

Oh honey, men are men, geek or not.

Topper Madison said...

Actually, this is totally illegal theft. Personal property is personal property. Hell, photocopy services have to sign confidentiality agreements to not read any of the things they're copying--let alone distribute it to the world. I'm sure Best Buy has a similar contract for employees who handle customers personal material. This guy was a moron.

sandybrook said...

They are fucking geeks they dont see naked girls often

Little Miss Makes A Mess said...

The tech people in my art dept. are going to have the afternoon of a lifetime if they decide to snoop around after they get my MacBook Pro to power up. Shhhhhh....It's me, Count. xoxo

Count Jerkula said...

:)

Little Miss Makes A Mess said...

Getting tied up spread eagle style on the bed and having your husband get creative with a plethora of toys would probably be pretty entertaining to a bunch of guys who program and debug shit all day. Oh well, maybe I can a new one out of them. Total fair trade.

Little Miss Makes A Mess said...

@Count: just realized i HAD to change my user name in your honor. Fuck yes. YES.

Unknown said...

This is a big screwup by Best Buy. Every other business / profession I can think of which involves regularly coming into contact with client's confidential information, makes a big deal of the duty to keep it confidential and has large penalties for employees that fail to do so including at a minimum being fired. This is why you almost never hear of say a hospital leaking naked photos of their patients, even from the lowest paid / least skilled hospital workers.

Best Buy should get hammered in this suit and others like it until they start taking at least reasonable precautions. And of course she should nail the individual employee who posted the photos too.

parissucksliterally said...

I have a better idea. DO NOT TAKE NAKED PICS OF YOURSELF. NO ONE CAN BE TRUSTED.

problem solved.

NomNom83 said...

cha-ching!

cha-ching!

cha-ching!

cha-ching!

If she can prove it, she'll have her student loans paid off within 24 hours.

Anonymous said...

I have learned, that when we video ourselves having sex, or exchange pink bits pics via text, to delete. Delete. Delete. Delete. Had a similar story, knocked coke zero on Mac and decided to their it out and get a PC because of what we had on there.

Anonymous said...

Their=throw. Autocorrect has become sentient and is messing with me.

The Original CDAN Reader said...

I can’t link the site right now, but Google “guess her muff” if you ever need some sense slapped into you. Never a good idea.

hollywood dime said...

Don't take pictures of yourself???!! Maybe a better message would be "don't be a dick and steal my photos, naked or otherwise, or my personal info and post it online".

Cathy said...

Is it ever a good idea to take naked pictures of yourself? No.

If you send naked pictures to other people, do you have a reasonable expectation of privacy? No.

If you store them on your own personal property, do you have a reasonable expectation of privacy? Yes.

While this girl didn't exercise great judgement here, the Best Buy employee is 100% in the wrong. Sadly though, suing him only brings more attention to this girl, which is unfortunate, because cowards behind their computers feel that it somehow makes her fair game to criticize and mock her appearance.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

I am extremely paranoid about nude pics of me leaking somewhere, so I don't take them xD

However, this chick must feel especially violated because a professional company (or at least an employee of that company) she paid to help her, leaked her pics. This is not an angry ex/friend being 'funny' leaking pics, this is supposed to be a professional.. That I find the most scary.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

Ah Unknown just said the same, and explained it better than me :) Thumbs up:)

Shit You Can't Buy said...

@Unknown;
'This is why you almost never hear of say a hospital leaking naked photos of their patients, even from the lowest paid / least skilled hospital workers.'

And thank you Jesus for that!
Imagine being in a car crash, they have to cut of your clothes, and some freak thinks it's funny to take some pics and share them with friends. EEEK.

Anonymous said...

Illegal theft? What's the legal kind Topper "Denny Crane" Madison?

Anonymous said...

Why was it your friend taking them? In a time when photos had to be developed?

Anonymous said...

I send really dirty pics to send hubby. And he does same of his knob for me when we're apart due to work. And then I get the real thing later. And sometimes we do close up recording of the actual pink bits doing their thing. And then we delete! No point saving what you can have or recreate at any time. Unless I'm in a horrible vagina maiming accident. In that case, he'll have to rely on memories.

Lucy said...

People shouldn't take their computers to best buy.. Do you really think anyone who has real IT experience works there? I've been in IT over 20 years and have fixed countless computers (thank god I'm a sys admin now) and have never once opened the sock drawers,so to speak, of anyones computer.. I find that offensive.. People who work for best buy kinda have to because of pedophiles etc they have to search your hard drives for the bad stuff.. If you don't want someone to look at what's on your pc then take to a trusted person you know or go to a mom/pop shop in your area as they would be less likely to go snooping in your stuff.

Laninna said...

She does resemble Cherilyn Sarkisian. She did ok for herself.

Jessie said...

I love how the older gens think geeks and nerds are harmless.

Little Miss Makes A Mess said...

Not at all, Jessie. Dated a hot one once. One of the most depraved motherfuckers ever. And smart. The dirty talk was mind blowing.

Unknown said...

The top-rated, best independent computer store in my city backed up my friend's crashed/defective hard drive onto a new one. But they screwed up the transfer and no file names were attached to the files. Just numeric names. He couldn't get them to do it again properly, and he isn't very good at advocating for himself. So I called the store to try to get the issue resolved. The head technician freaked on me because he wasn't going to waste his time re-backing up porn with the file names. He went on a rant that my friend had 280 gigs of porn on his computer.

I was shocked that this tech had gone through the contents of my friend's files. Shocked the guy had this much porn too, since he is such a meek and mild fellow...

Anyway, I told the tech the content was none of his business, and that he failed to do the job he was paid to do. Told him to redo it, or I would pursue the matter with the owners, the BBB and so forth. He redid it. I advised my friend to go to a different repair shop in the future.

I don't have sensitive material on my computer any more because of this incident. By sensitive, I also mean my financial records and other information that could be detrimental to me in the wrong person's hands.

Ja'mie King said...

I guess I always just assumed whomever was fixin my laptop would look through my files, hence it being pretty tame. I even joked to my sister that the guy would probably be disappointed with how vanilla my computer was since it lacked porn of any kind.

lazyday603 said...

Or you use file encryption. Winzip has it built into the program. Just don't name the files "NakedPictureOfMe0001", 0002, etc. Zip and encrypt and the geeks can't look at the contents of the zip file without a password.

Flora Goforth said...

Why is this enty slut shaming the chick instead of shaming the useless POS who posted the pics? What POS this new enty is.

LadyWawa said...

Awful story! But you touch upon an even bigger issue.

Everyone is fixating on the fact that these were naked photos and whether or not she should have had them on her computer in the first place. But MANY people keep their financial records on their computers (I do not) and if the Geek Squad could steal and distribute nude photos from a customer's computer, who is to say they would not sell Social Security Numbers? Credit Card statement information? Bank account info? This is a huge liability issue for Best Buy that goes beyond the salacious part of the story about titillating photos of a young woman.

Advertisements

Popular Posts from the last 30 days