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Teachers Spying on Students Through Laptop Webcams

from PBS

"They Don't Even Realize We're Watching"

Teachers Spying on Students Through Laptop Webcams

Uploaded by nawitus
Feb 18, 2010

Students of this school are being spied upon by teachers, including Assistant Principal Dan Ackerman. In another case Lower Merion School District spied on students even when they were at home. This is the risk every user of proprietary software has to accept. Switch to free software which doesn't have spying capabilities.

"They don't even realize we're watching"

"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. " - Boing Boing

The video is from the PBS documentary Digital Nation.

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