pretty scary stuff!!!

February 19th, 2010

TheThinkMovement.com by j. sakiya sandifer

A well-heeled Philadelphia school district gave out laptops to students, then used the webcams attached to covertly spy on them, both at school and at home, according to a class-action lawsuit. ┬áThe case, Blake J. Robbins v. Lower Merion School District, was filed after one of the school’s vice principals disciplined Robbins’s son for improper behavior in his home, using a photo taken from the camera as evidence, according to the filing.

The laptops were issued to 1,800 students at three high schools in the district, each with a built-in webcam that, according to the lawsuit, administrators can activate remotely and covertly. ┬áThe suit is a class action, brought on behalf of all the students and their parents. They’re seeking damages for invasion of privacy, theft of private information, and unlawful interception and access of electronic information.

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  • 1. Mo  |  February 20th, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    wow usually invasion of privacy is alot more subtle and gradual. they should have known better

  • 2. Courcy Magnus  |  February 23rd, 2010 at 12:12 AM

    Im a fellow thinker and philosophical superstar
    i live 15 minutes from this high school… this is one of the most profound and brash acts in the destruction of ones personal realm.
    this event conjured up a quote in my mind….

    “Our fight for freedom has dwindled down to a struggle for privacy”
    -Courcy Magnus

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