Thursday, February 18, 2010

So You Want Big Government Taking Care of You?? How Many Other Places is This Happening.

Suit: Pa. school spied on students via laptops


MARYCLAIRE DALE
From Associated Press
February 18, 2010 12:45 PM EST


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal lawsuit accuses a suburban Philadelphia school district of spying on students at home through school-issued laptop webcams.
The suit says Lower Merion School District officials can activate the webcams remotely without students' knowledge. The lawsuit alleges the cameras captured images of Harritan High School students and their families as they undressed and in other compromising situations.
Families learned of the alleged webcam images when an assistant principal spoke to a student about inappropriate behavior at home.
Superintendent Christopher W. McGinley did not immediately return a message left by The Associated Press.

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