Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Spying on students with school issued laptop computers

"Lower Merion School District in Ardmore, PA is under fire for having snapped 56,000 photos of its 2,600 high school students over the course of two years using the webcams in school-issued laptops.

USA Today reports that the “family of Blake Robbins, 15, has filed a federal lawsuit claiming invasion of privacy. The U.S. attorney is investigating, and the American Civil Liberties Union is supporting the Robbinses’ suit.” 

Blake’s parents realized their son’s privacy had been violated when he was asked to see the assistant principal about “possible drug use she learned of through photos and instant messages captured on Blake’s computer.”  The Robbins family says the “drugs” were nothing but a handful of Mike and Ikes.  The question is, is this really news?  Or just another story about poor little rich kids?

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