Friday, February 19, 2010

You REALLY Didn't Do That, Did You??????

School used student laptop webcams to spy on them at school and home -

"According to the filings in Blake J Robbins v Lower Merion School District (PA) et al, the laptops issued to high-school students in the well-heeled Philly suburb have webcams that can be covertly activated by the schools' administrators, who have used this facility to spy on students and even their families. The issue came to light when the Robbins's child was disciplined for "improper behavior in his home" and the Vice Principal used a photo taken by the webcam as evidence. The suit is a class action, brought on behalf of all students issued with these machines."

And if you're thinking, "No way. Nobody is that stupid". You'd be wrong.

School district admits installing covert webcam activation software on student laptops, denies wrongdoing

You can see the the actual lawsuit here

That school system better hope that someone from IT got to the server with a big scrub brush and a shitload of bleach because you just KNOW somebody has been misusing this feature.

They won't be able to throw money at these folks fast enough.

Hat Tip- The Market Ticker for this.

Gratuitous Picture for a Friday Afternoon-

Agostini Doing what he did so well.

And for no other reason than it's Friday.

Ray Wylie Hubbard doing, "
Snake Farm"


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