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School accused of spying on students via laptop webcams

Posted on Friday, February 19 2010 @ 15:58:53 CET by

The Lower Merion School District in Philadelphia faces a class action lawsuit for spying on students via their MacBooks' built-in webcams. The High School reportedly provided the students with laptops with hidden pre-installed software that enabled the school to record students' activities at home. Some students noticed that the green light next to their iSight webcam frequently turned on, but when they reported this issue to the school's IT guy they were told that this is just a glitch.

However, what was really going on came to light when one of the students was disciplined for "improper behavior in his home". The Vice Principal even showed a photo taken with the school-provided laptop webcam as the evidence.
High School students have sued the Lower Merion School District in Philadelphia for spying on them using their laptops' built-in cameras. School administrator activated the webcams remotely and recorded students' activities at home. Way to go, KGB-wannabe assclowns.

The situation was discovered by the Robbins, when their kid was disciplined for "improper behavior in his home." How could that be possible? The Vice Principal showed a photo as the evidence. A photo taken with the school-provided laptop webcam
Source: Gizmodo



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