PA school district using webcams to spy on students?

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    Alleged School Webcam Use Draws Fire - The Early Show - CBS News

    Suit: Schools Spied on Students Via Webcam - CBS News

    What the hell????
     
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    School officials are being accused of using webcams to find out what students are doing at home???

    I think I read about this once, way back in 1984. The best solution is to allow the government to get even bigger and have even more control over our lives. Then we can all become sheep and not have to worry about anything anymore.
     
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    Spying through a webcam on a Mac would be nearly impossible unless software had been installed on the computer, an expert said.

    "Someone made the decision to do this," said Ryan Cantor, of Springboard Media in Center City, adding that hacking through Apple's firewall is extremely difficult. "For something like this to happen means the person deliberately installed something."

    Metro - Suit: District cyber spied on teenager
     
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    Is the school providing laptops for the students?

    That is just wrong.

    If the school does own the laptops then the student does no have the same rights with that computer as if they owned it.
     
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    Are you against putting up security cameras on the streets like they do in england also?

    I am against the school doing this and against what I just asked you.
     
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    Security cams are not just for England.
    Ever been to disney World.
    You are on cam there except for your hotel room and inside the bathrooms.

    Several towns in FL have had the cams with face recognition software for around 8 years.

    Ibor city for one.
     
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    Disney World watching me on their private property and some government employee watching me on public property are 2 very different things.

    i do not support the government doing this.
     
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    Since when is it the school's job to provide lap tops for students?
     
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    AKA the taxpayers responsibility to pay for students laptops, i believe that is the individual's responsibilty to provide for themselves...if they can't have a bake sale.
     

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