Privacy Piracy

“And it isn’t always the police. A school board in Pennsylvania recently made headlines when it attempted disciplinary action towards a student accused of taking drugs. While the supposed drugs eventually turned out to be Mike ‘n’ Ike’s candy, the disturbing part of the story was the source evidence: school supplied laptops with remotely activated built-in cameras. The vice-principal imposed disciplinary measures over an image of the student taken when he was in his own home, by a camera that had been activated remotely by school officials.”

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