Home » Uncategorized » Refurbished Apple laptop overflowing with porn
Image_24886_tmimage.jpg

Refurbished Apple laptop overflowing with porn

This is a little disconcerting. Now, I’m all for buying refurbished products, because they’re supposed to go through the stringent “let’s fix it up” process at the original manufacturer, whipping out the other end “just as new” but for a substantially lower price. Apparently, some guy in charge of “refreshing” Apple laptops didn’t do a particularly thorough job, because the refurbished Macbook got sent to an 11-year-old girl “filled with porn”.

A London consumer went out to buy a MacBook for his 11-year-old daughter, opting to take the refurbished route at his local Apple store. Upon booting it up for the first time, he found that the desktop “was full of pornographic JPGs.”

The account given in the Read link below is second-hand, but the IM conversation describes how the upset buyer has filed a complaint “with the OfCom ombudsman.” Involving the government, but with no proof (he’s already reformatted the computer). Hmmph.

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.