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Hot Air: Philadelphia school uses laptops to spy on children at home

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Posted on February 23 2010 11:46 am
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Madison Conservative has an alarming post at Hot Air expounding on a little-reported case of civil rights violation.  After being issued Apple laptops by the school system, students at Harriton High School have reported remote-accessed web cam recording of their private lives.  Shockingly, the case surfaced when administrators themselves usurped the authority of parents and used secret webcam footage to confront a teen for inappropriate behavior.

More reporting on the case can be found here, including warning of unauthorized webcam and microphone activation with or without specific malware.  (H/T SarahWW)

Let this be a reminder to us that with the fast pace of technological innovation, our basic freedoms and precious right to privacy are continually at risk.

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