School Equipment Spied on Pupils 2010-04-20Posted by clype in Articles of Interest.
Tags: computers, Privacy, Spying, wirerap
A suburban Philadelphia school district says it secretly captured 56 000 webcam photographs and screen shots from laptops issued to high school students.
Lower Merion School District lawyer Henry Hockeimer (HOK’-eye-mer) says an internal investigation shows students likely were photographed inside their homes. He says none of the images appears inappropriate.
A tracking program took images every 15 minutes to find missing computers. Mr. Hockeimer says the program sometimes was turned on for months.
- Sophomore Mr. Blake Robbins is suing the district. He alleges wiretap and privacy violations. He says the district took pictures of him sleeping in bed and half-dressed.
The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported Monday on the number of images recovered.
- CLIPPED FROM: ‘Pa. district took 56,000 images on student laptops‘, Google News, 2010-04-20