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School Laptops Used as Telescreens

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Posted on February 19 2010 6:30 pm
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by Van Helsing

Remember the Telescreens in Nineteen Eighty-Four? They were like TV sets, except they worked both ways: the government could see you through them, right in your own home, to make sure you weren’t engaging in any political incorrectness. Once again, Orwell has served not at as a warning, but as an inspiration to the folks in charge — except in suburban Philadelphia, they use laptops:

Lower Merion School District officials used school-issued laptop computers to illegally spy on students, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court.

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