Big Brother Creepy Uncle: School Officials Spy On Students At Home Via Webcam

February 18, 2010


Apparently a school in Pennsylvania issued students laptops and then used them to spy on the children while they were used at home, hoping to score some insight into the child's extracurricular lives lewd webcam shows.

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.

Yeah because that's not suspect as all get-out. *cough* Pederasts *cough*. Say, you think my laptop has something like that on it? Because if it did, oh man, the things you would see. Namely, me writing Geekologie. In the buff. Which, fun fact: can't be unseen. And you wouldn't want it to be. Yes, yes you most certainly would.

School used student laptop webcams to spy on them at school and home [boingboing]

Thanks to Kamaren, who uses his webcam to spy on himself at night because he sleepwalks and can't figure out why his socks are always wet in the morning. You're peeing in your dresser, Kamaren.

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