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    Re: Suit: Pa. school used webcams to spy on students

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    This is insane. I hope this school district gets taught a lesson if indeed they are guilty of using these laptops to spy on students and their families.
    Why aren't they being criminally charged?

    It's against the law to trespass in someones home.
    Also possible child porn crimes.
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    Re: Suit: Pa. school used webcams to spy on students

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Why aren't they being criminally charged?

    It's against the law to trespass in someones home.
    Also possible child porn crimes.
    No mention, though it is possible that a criminal investigation is still underway.
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    Re: Suit: Pa. school used webcams to spy on students

    Just goes to show there is no such thing as common decency. There are always people in all levels of society who will violate basic trust. This is sickening.

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    Re: Suit: Pa. school used webcams to spy on students

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Why aren't they being criminally charged?

    It's against the law to trespass in someones home.
    Also possible child porn crimes.
    Right on and they should have their butts in civil court where a law suit could put the district out of business.

    If the people of this town don't go after these freaking weirdos something is radically wrong.

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    When you add up all of the intrusions into your life it gets hard to just allow these WACKO RADICALS to stay in office and out of jail for usurping the Constitution.

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    Re: Suit: Pa. school used webcams to spy on students

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Right on and they should have their butts in civil court where a law suit could put the district out of business.

    If the people of this town don't go after these freaking weirdos something is radically wrong.

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    Welcome to the Brave New World of Obamania. If you know anything about history you will know that Germany had Block Wardens, and Obama has ask for people to spy on the people next door.

    When you add up all of the intrusions into your life it gets hard to just allow these WACKO RADICALS to stay in office and out of jail for usurping the Constitution.

    They all took an Oath they have all violated starting with Obama down to this School Board.
    While I agree that many of our wonderful leaders should be removed from office as fast as possible it in no way shape or form started with Obama. Not that others doing it first makes it right in any way but it just didnt start with him. They have been taking away our rights and freedoms for quite some time now.
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    Re: Suit: Pa. school used webcams to spy on students

    They are clearly masturbation prevention devices. It's plainly obvious that the religious right is behind this conspiracy.

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    Re: Suit: Pa. school used webcams to spy on students

    Don't mean to burst any bubbles, but it sounds like this never actually happened.

    The Pennsylvania School Spycam Story Grows More Complicated - Above the Law - A Legal Tabloid - News, Gossip, and Colorful Commentary on Law Firms and the Legal Profession

    Executive summary:

    The school provided students with laptops. The laptops (like almost all laptops nowadays) contain software that allows owners to turn on location tracking and the web camera if the laptops are reported stolen.

    One student was called into his principal's office and confronted about some inappropriate behavior off of school grounds. One of the things the school showed him as evidence was a picture from his computer's webcam showing him smoking weed.

    The student's parent's flipped out and filed suit, claiming that their son's privacy had been violated and that the school had obtained the picture by turning on the camera remotely and spying on him. In actuality, here's how the school almost certainly got the photo:

    I am a graduate of Harriton’s sister school, Lower Merion High School, so this story has created a lot of gossip and discussion with friends from home. First, this kid’s facebook page is up and fully accessible to the public. There are some interesting things, including interesting pictures (including some clearly taken during webcam chats on his computer), comments, and his facebook wall has several comments essentially congratulating him on the lawsuit…

    We were all very surprised to see that no one, especially his attorneys, have advised him to takedown his facebook page, or at the very least put on some privacy settings. Second, while the complaint leads one to believe that the improper behavior the webcam captured was pornographic in nature, sources have been saying that he was “caught” smoking marijuana via the webcam (on that note, there appears to pictures on his facebook account showing him smoking).
    Combine this with the school's categoric denial that they ever activated the tracking feature remotely, and this sounds like it's much ado about nothing.
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    FBI investigating allegations of school using laptop cameras to spy

    Can't make this sh*t up folks:

    The FBI has opened an investigation into allegations that a Pennsylvania school official remotely monitored a student at home, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the case told CNN on Saturday.

    The official, who asked not to be identified, said the FBI became involved in the case after a family filed a lawsuit against the Lower Merion School District, located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    The family accused an assistant principal at Harriton High School of watching their son through his laptop's webcam while he was at home and unaware he was being watched. The family also says the school official used a photo taken on a laptop as the basis for disciplining the student.
    FBI investigates allegations webcam used to monitor student - CNN.com
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    Re: Suit: Pa. school used webcams to spy on students

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
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    Dunno if this really proves that it didn't happen - hence why the FBI is investigating.

    Besides, I would hardly call it stunning - or significant that the accused in ANY allegations of a crime cover their asses, or try to defend themselves.
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    Re: Suit: Pa. school used webcams to spy on students

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    Dunno if this really proves that it didn't happen - hence why the FBI is investigating.

    Besides, I would hardly call it stunning - or significant that the accused in ANY allegations of a crime cover their asses, or try to defend themselves.
    I believe it's routine for the FBI to open an investigation whenever allegations like this are made, regardless of whether they're unfounded. The reason I don't buy the story as of now is because the plaintiffs have produced absolutely no evidence to support their claims, while there's an entirely reasonable explanation on the defense's side.
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