Living up to their name
An 18-year-old Coventry lass has been left "angry", "horrified", "shocked" and "deeply traumatised" after Carphone Warehouse returned her repaired mobile loaded with hardcore porn. Lauren Kennedy, 18, packed off her Nokia for remedial treatment earlier this month when "it kept cutting out during phone calls", the Sun explains …
They've got the dogging lot...
Good to see CPW getting some positive publicity for once. I'm off to order one now!
but I would be shocked if someone put stuff like this on my phone. Not because I would be shocked by the pics themselves (necessarily), but by the fact that someone put unwanted stuff on my phone AT ALL. By the same token, they might have enlisted you for all sorts of nasty (costly) subscriptions to unwanted services, or all sorts of spyware.
I am afraid I must resort to the use of the FAIL icon for the first time
Ok, so probably most of the people who read this use t'Internet for what it's meant for (Google Avenue Q ;-) but there is a sizeable majority of people who have yet to discover the wonders of recordings of other people having sex!
Dont' laugh at them because they lives aren't ruled by their libidoes...
Granted they do, but when they choose to! You're quite the enlightened new man are you? You're either a sad basement dweller or a complete troll/tool!
Not much shocks me, but if a device came back like this I would feel quite sick knowing some nasty pond-dwelling scumbag had been loading bongo-flicks on my phone then using my phone with the same grubby mits they had most likely been playing with themselves with!! *SHUDDER*
Call me cynical, but I don't believe that a teenager growing up in today's world can be affected to the prementioned degree by what was viewed on the phone. Can we believe that the poor 'girl' in question was left so traumatised by the event she immediately contacted the nation's foremost blab-rag to alert the world of her plight (for a modest fee, no doubt)?
Obviously the story needs to be aired as, quite rightly, the content could wind up with minors and repair companies need to be cautious, but I wouldn't be surprised if she's enjoying her 15 minutes payola down the student bar with her pals having a right good laugh about it.
I once bought an HP CR-rewriter at work back in the 90's and the free CD-RW came preloaded with pr0n. I was suitably outraged, natch.
Some people are never happy.
"I felt sick when I saw the videos"
We can assume from that and other comments that she watched all the videos. Surely if she was that upset by the videos she'd have stopped after a few seconds of the first? The fact that she had the stomach to watch all of them suggests that she wasn't that upset by them. If she decides to sue I'll bet that's the line the defence will be taking.
.... No really, gotta be.
...needs to get out more.
she's lucky to get 10 pound out of them.
i accidentally look at porn all the time and it never affected me.
And yet you can't see the shift or S keys?
Well it seems to have messed up your spelling and grammar...
I'm guessing they'd have to throw away there battered littlewood's catalogue.
but I watched 'em all anyway.
She's lucky she got the thing back from being repaired. Mine's with them for the third time, and it's been away for a month. If it came back and actually worked this time, I wouldn't care if it had pr0n on it!
....that all your videos an photos are still on it if and when you get it back - you never know some poor lass might be traumatised if she receives it by mistake :->
Paris - cos' she knows the pain of losing a home vid
What is there to say that the pron wasnt already there when she took the phone in for repair. No-one seems to say that the PC engineers put stuff on computers when dipstick pervs hand their PC's in and get caught!
Mr Glitter, 66, a retired singer from Vietnam, told The Sun he was shocked by what he found on his computer. "There were literally thousands of images, each one sicker than the last. After the first 5,000 I just couldn't watch any more. And they only sent me a tenner for compo"
Where does she stand legally there? Do you think plod would accept.. my mobile company put it there?
is it me or does this smack of being a premature april fool?
Reminds me of the watched an SG1 series, (off on a sick day ;o), and although one episode was labeled Season 2 - Episode 11 it was some filthy and offensive prawn. I had to watch it 3 or 4 times to see if the SG1 actors turned up anywhere!
Disgusted of Suburbia
It wasn't me, I didn't do it. it MUST have been CPW... prove it wasn't. I'm a nice girl, I wouldn't do anything impure or inappropriate like that. Seriously, that disgusting stuff is all immoral and wrong and I want no part of it. I must forsake all bodily pleasure, I want to be a nun, you MUST believe me.
Methinks she doth protest too much.
Let me guess. We're all blokes here who have seen our fair share of porn, probably on the internet.
This may come as a shock, but not everyone has.
I could scroll down /b/ all day and not bat an eyelid. I think a normal person might very well feel sick until they become desensitised like the rest of us.
What has gender got to do with it?
"There were clips of couples having sex in the toilet, in the bathroom and having group sex in the bedroom. You can only see the women and not the person who's recording it, but you can hear him egging them on in a sleazy voice."
How shocked was she? She managed to watch them all. The reason people are mocking her is because she went and watched all the videos. Much like the PC World employee that forced himself to sit and watch Gary Glitter's entire child porn collection, feeling disgusted the entire time, and THEN call the police.
But she's from Coventry so probably knows half the people in the vids... she was probably disgusted as she saw her mom, dad, uncle, dog and boyfriend doing it in the toilet and wasn't allowed to join in as it was rag week.
...that's what happened to said PC World employee. I know because his loss of employment was used as an example to those of us working on customer's computers as a lesson in why not to poke through people's HDDs.
Whether it actually stops anyone is anyone's guess. I don't work there any more, thank fuck.
I know a guy in my town who fixes people's computers on the side. Not a registered business, friends and friends of friends etc. just brought their computers round, 50-100 bucks later all sorted, come get your computer back. Except that one day he found kiddy porn on someone's computer. He did the right thing and called the police. Who promptly turned up and arrested HIM for possession of kiddy porn, because he had no paperwork proving the computer wasn't his and they refused to believe that the person who made the phone call was the same guy at the house. The computer belonged to a relative of one of his "friends", so he didn't know the person's details - and the "friend" refused to testify because she didn't want to admit her relative was a fucking paedophile!
Even though in the end he wasn't convicted, he lost his job, the legal fees bankrupted him, it took him 2 years to get his name off the SOR, his wife left him, got all his property and the children, and he was denied access to his children because the family court thought he MIGHT be a kiddy fiddler. He didn't just lose his job, he lost *everything* and it ruined his life. All because he wanted to do the right thing by reporting this scumbag.
So the message is clear: If you get a computer to fix that has kiddy porn on it, just erase it off the hard drive, let these perverts get away with it and don't say anything to anyone, otherwise you'll be witch-hunted.
"All because he wanted to do the right thing by reporting this scumbag."
No good deed goes unpunished.
Even deleting them would be dodgy. You've will have shown that that you know they're there. Maybe, just do you're best to corrupt them. It's not a perfect solution, but you won't have deleted them and neither will they actually be porn.
...filthy paws all over my mobile phone. The people had recorded themselves doing everything.
...had been sent via bluetooth to the handset.
Pretty girl though. I wonder if she wants some acting work?
STFU and enjoy the porn before the terrible reality of living in Coventry kicks in again.
and when it came back, all the filth was gone.
Hmmm I wonder........
If you were 8 or 9 you probably couldn't care less as you'd rapidly get back to jumping out of trees and making machine gun noises. Although a year or so older and it'd be the catch of the century, I remember when we found porn mags in a bin, we were as happy as pigs in mud. Then some other basterds raided our base and stole our porn mags, so begun the long war of the summer of 91.
I remember my old dear once got a phone call from a heavy breather, after doing his thing he goes "Can you guess what I'm doing?" and my mother replied with "You're probably sat in your living room playing with your little willy" the deep breather hung up.
These things are only fun when people react.
This is your mum's world - we just live in it.
Other providers follow suit - come on Orange my Hero just had some crap games on it!
Nokia were at one time promoting phones with their "comeswithusic" pre-load service. I guess they've decided to extend the scope of the offering to also embrace adult content ?
Nevermind the porn... I would've been far more shocked and offended at having my Nokia replaced with "a brand new BlackBerry Curve."
< When it came back, it boasted "ten videos ranging from five to ten minutes" featuring "saucy romps, group sex and women touching themselves". Also on offer were "images of women in sexy undies">
So, today we hear of a device that was in possession of the "traumatised" girl, at least 1 cpw employee - more? - and the outcome is what? A grovelling apology, a few quid exchanged, nasty publicity and everythings's ok?
Yesterday El Reg reported the case of someone (a man) facing a custodial sentence over "6 seconds of extreme pr0n". I'm sure there were different circumstances, but a lot must hinge on perception of offensive material?
Wow, now there's a justice system finely balanced with the niceities of judging pornography!
y'all know that her protestations along with the lurid details is likely to come directly from the paper itself. Along with the £500 you get for this sort of thing.
The apparent contradiction comes from the paper needing mock outrage and an excuse to go into detail on the images.
If the girl can't see what the paper is up to by printing her face next to details of pron then she really is naive. The irony of sad old pervs getting worked up looking at her is no doubt right over her head.
... if I sent them my mobile they'd give me a load of free porn too?
I've always wondered what libricant they use on the slider of nokia phones. Now I know, now I know too much information.
Ironicly there are probably alot of people who would pay extra for that level of customer care service - free porn with every service. Indeed i'm now suspecting that the vibrate mode on Nokia phones has a dual-use.
Carphone Warehouse and Constantly Waxing have the same initials - same as Content Woundering.
I know that the Nokia smartphone is smart, mine developed full AI beyond human level and now downloads porn every few seconds.
My Nokia touch screen sometimes touches me.
Chap walks into a carphone warhouse and goes upto the sale assistant in a low whispering tone "psst, how much for a under the counter service *nidge nidge wink wink* of my Nokia".
I now understand why they have all those details on phone contracts at carphone warehouse - your phone your way realy does deliver.
I needed to get my Nokia serviced the other day at CW, so I got my girlfriend to take it in. (think about it :).
Hmm what to get, free PSP, free PS3, Free XBOX 360, free ..... ew i know, dam offer no longer available.
If this is how they treat customer when they service phones, I know were I'm buying my next laptop and getting a extended service contract.
If you compare the cost of service and the phone and the cost of a porn subscription then you can see how they are tapping into new markets.
Lastly in further news, Care
phone Warehouses Nokia repair returns for March increased 5000%. Nokia have said that they would get to the bottom of this.
While I fully agree with the jokes and comments of "Oh how shocked", to add a serious note to the story - imagine if it had been "violent porn" - the kind that gets people locked up for kink involving Tony the Tiger. You get a phone back, and you're in possession of illegal porn that carries a prison sentence. That could be a nasty discovery.
...if someone did a drive-by upload. If you scan for BT devices then a fair few of them will allow you to send items via Bluetooth and then automatically store them. It might be that this particular Nokia has a software bug that leaves out the step where you need to OK such transfers.
As to the shocked aspect, well I suppose that a lot of 18 year old girls are quite innocent, there's a lot of difference between a late teenager and someone in their 20s who has been round the block a few times and doesn't live with their parents any more.
Or a customer return, with added pron, and her SIM? Repair shops are better known for copying porn off computer gear, than doing something like this.
... my Nokia failed the other week, I sent it back to Three and all I got was the phone back with a new firmware, I knew I should have gone to Carphone Warehouse. :-)