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    PA school district uses webcams to spy on students

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...ag=mncol;lst;2

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...n6223044.shtml

    From the 2nd article:

    Karen Gotlieb, a parent of a student who attends the school, said, "I just received an e-mail from my daughter, who is very upset, saying, 'Mom, I have my laptop open in my room all the time, even when I'm changing."

    The school district says the webcams are only activated when the computers are "lost or stolen."

    The parents of Blake Robbins haven't spoke out yet, but in court papers filed Wednesday, they claim a school official activated the web cam last year for a different purpose, suspecting the Harriton High sophomore was "engaged in improper behavior at home." The lawsuit also claims Robbins was later confronted with a photograph from the webcam that was allegedly taken as evidence.

    Privacy advocates are in an uproar.
    I am speechless. I can't imagine if that were my child... but I have a good idea where I'd put that laptop

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    there are already 2 threads for this in crimes in the news.

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    Ah nuts. I didn't think it would necessarily fit into that forum so I didn't even check there. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calliope View Post
    Ah nuts. I didn't think it would necessarily fit into that forum so I didn't even check there. Sorry.

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    it's ok.

    the school might not think it was a crime but we know better



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