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School district admits taking 56,000 Webcam images on student laptops

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posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 08:56 PM
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School district admits taking 56,000 Webcam images on student laptops


www. telegraph.co.uk

The Lower Merion School District, which covers a wealthy suburb of Philadelphia, is being sued by parents after its staff remotely activated the computers' tracking software to find 80 laptops that had gone missing over the last two years.

About 38,000 of the images were taken over several months from six computers which the school said were stolen from a locker room.

The tracking programme took images every 15 minutes and was sometimes left on for weeks or months at a time.

None of the images captured by the tracking system appeared to be salacious or inappropriate, said Henry Hocke
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posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 08:56 PM
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WOW. Parents are barely allowed to photograph or film their child at school sporting events or concerts.

Yet the school feels that it's OK to film students in their homes and covertly with this software?

What happens if some government decides that all new laptops will come installed with such a software so that they can "check up" on people in their homes?

www. telegraph.co.uk
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posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 09:17 PM
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to find 80 laptops that had gone missing over the last two years.

six computers which the school said were stolen from a locker room.


this confuses me, laptops don't go missing, they get stolen or borrowed/leased/bought.

Soldiers and whistle-blowers go missing...



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