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Computers stolen from Khan Academy

Khan Academy employees arrived to work in Mountain View on Monday morning to find that the free online academy was the victim of a major burglary.

Sometime over Sunday night thieves took 33 Apple computers from the Khan Academy office worth $40,000, police reported.

Police said the thieves "defeated the front door lock" of the popular nonprofit's offices on the 1900 block of Landings Drive, near Google headquarters, to make the theft.

Police say there are no suspects or witnesses at this point.

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Posted by George
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jan 7, 2014 at 2:18 pm

EGADS... in this day of cameras everywhere, Khan's didn't have them ? Nor any burg. alarm ??

Oh well, that's what insurance is for.

Oh, says the Insurance Co. "Khan's didn't take security steps.. sorry, no payout."

OUCH


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Posted by derp
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Jan 7, 2014 at 2:34 pm

whoa


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Posted by Revenge is a Dish
a resident of Bailey Park
on Jan 7, 2014 at 2:35 pm

KHAAAAAAAAN!


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Posted by How low can you go?
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 7, 2014 at 2:54 pm

That's like stealing from all of our children. Shame on you! If you took advantage of all the free classes that Khan has to offer, you wouldn't feel the need to steal. You'd be smart and able earn a good income.

Change your ways! Life doesn't have to be like this for you. You are only cheating yourself in the long run. Khan is FREE and would help you get an education to support yourself. Please start your new life by returning what you took.


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Posted by Man Ray the Avant Garde Dude
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jan 7, 2014 at 3:08 pm

1. Good luck unloading 33 Apples on Craigslist (especially since they are probably all the same model number).

2. The Googleplex has cameras all over the place, doesn't it?

3. $40,000 divided by 33... Apples are expensive!


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Posted by ryansilver
a resident of Bailey Park
on Jan 7, 2014 at 7:54 pm

shout out to the best comment by Revenge is a Dish KHAAAAAAAAN!


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Posted by YES!
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Jan 7, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Revenge is a Dish nailed it.
(Reference to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)


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Posted by Sesskag
a resident of another community
on Jan 8, 2014 at 3:10 pm

That's sooo sad,having to steal from a company instead of using their own MONEY.


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Posted by Derpy Hooves
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Jan 8, 2014 at 5:10 pm

I just dont know what went wrong with this.


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Posted by David
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jan 9, 2014 at 6:43 am

Yeah. First of all that's really disgusting story. Second, I wonder what the security guys were doing while burglars were on.


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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 9, 2014 at 5:39 pm

USA is a registered user.

They'll never learn


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Posted by KciD
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 12, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Wow, i don't think someone would just plan to steal 33 Computers in a development office when you can just go to a warehouse. I think it's the information on them that was planned to be taken.


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Posted by Lili
a resident of another community
on Jul 17, 2015 at 10:35 am

@KciD
"i don't think someone would just plan to steal 33 Computers in a development office when you can just go to a warehouse. I think it's the information on them that was planned to be taken."


I don't think someone would steal 33 computers to have informations they could have by hacking, the data about users is not in their hard disk, it's in their cloud. There are probably nothing interesting in their hard drive, and if they are looking for Khan Academy secret, oh well, maybe they want to learn how to make awesome courses.


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