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 Post subject: school spied on kids with school issued laptop's webcam
PostPosted: Fri 02-19-2010 9:36AM 
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http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/02/18/ ... op-Webcams

what balls to actually implement something like this

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 Post subject: Re: school spied on kids with school issued laptop's webcam
PostPosted: Fri 02-19-2010 12:14PM 
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Saw that on TH this morning.

If they didn't sign anything about being recorded in a contract with the school, that is incomprehensibly unconstitutional.

In fact, it's a public, government-run high school. I don't believe it's legal for them to put anything about diminishing one's privacy in any form of contract. Unless the computers were given by a third party for student use.

If I was given a computer for my personal use, you bet the first thing I would do is wipe it and make sure nothing is sneaking out the backdoor.


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PostPosted: Fri 02-19-2010 12:29PM 
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God, think of all the pre-teen boys, fapping away at the Internet at the speed of something that faps really fast.

Now the school officials connect to the computer, peering through the webcam, only to witness the kid's wad shoot all over their screen. Talk about a digital facial.

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 Post subject: Re: school spied on kids with school issued laptop's webcam
PostPosted: Fri 02-19-2010 12:40PM 
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You can stop touching yourself anytime now, koulevprime, preferably before you put your eye out.

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PostPosted: Fri 02-19-2010 1:17PM 
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No, no, let him be. I think koulevprime's a keeper.

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 Post subject: Re: school spied on kids with school issued laptop's webcam
PostPosted: Fri 02-19-2010 6:53PM 
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Saw this story on a listserv for IT admins of Illinois schools. Here was one comment someone found and posted to that list:

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As a recent graduate of Harriton, I thought I could shed some light on the
> situation. These laptops were 2.0ghz 2gb Macbooks issued out to all the
> students for the entire year to do whatever they wanted and this was the 2nd
> year of the program. The webcam couldn't be disabled due through tough tough
> security settings. Occasionally we would notice that the green light was on
> from time to time but we just figured that it was glitching out as some
> macbooks do sometimes. Some few covered it up with tape and post its because
> they thought the IT guys were watching them. I always thought they were
> crazy and that the district, one of the more respectable ones within the
> state, would never pull some ***** like this. I guess I was wrong. I am a
> little surprised because nobody in the past had be disciplined for doing
> anything inappropriate during school or outside of school. The only thing
> coming close was a kid performing a simple hack to make another account in
> order to install games. This specific incident was traced through the
> network by the IT dept. While I still think there might be a chance the vice
> principal/ disciplinarian doesn't have these specific images as she is quite
> the type to make a bluff like that, it sounds to me like this is legit. If
> they have been watching all of us and looking at our logs and looking at
> what we type, I can assure you that they have seen lots and lots and lots of
> dirty things.


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 Post subject: Re: school spied on kids with school issued laptop's webcam
PostPosted: Fri 02-19-2010 11:28PM 
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koulevprime wrote:
digital facial


i lol'd

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 Post subject: new twist in school laptop spy story
PostPosted: Mon 02-22-2010 1:25PM 
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this is almost as good as epic beard man!

student is accused of selling or using drugs; he was actually eating candy

slashdot: http://bit.ly/b3gxE7
article: http://bit.ly/cJcuyq

followup on the legal case: http://bit.ly/cJoaLs

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