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Date: 02/19/10 12:01 PM

54 Responses to School Spy On Students Through Laptop Cams

  1. Profile photo of JUGGALETTEx0
    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    February 18, 2010 at 6:05 pm
    Link: School Spy On Students Through Laptop Cams - School admins spy on kids via district-issued PCs. In other news, Fancylad sees you when you`re in the I-A-B chat rooms.
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    sheaton319 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    that is really drated up. I mean why couldn`t I have gotten a job there to spy on highschool girls getting dressed and such in their room at home?
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    "The school district admits that student laptops were shipped with software for covertly activating their webcams, but denies wrongdoing. "
    Hey guys I sneaked into your girlfriend`s bedroom and took pictures of her whilst she got changed BUT I DIDN`T DO ANYTHING WRONG HONESTLY
  4. Profile photo of GlooStikk
    GlooStikk Male 18-29
    1297 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    that is SO WRONG
  5. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 19, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    Very wrong!
  6. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    Human rights violation?

    But I`d have loved to get my hands on one of those laptops, I`d f*ck with the mind of whoever was watching. Then I`d sue them.

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    mystreT Male 30-39
    332 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    Lower Merion FTW! Bunch of douces out there in MontCo.
  8. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    I`m no lawyer, but the school that did this could be accused of just about anything.
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    This happened just a few miles from me. Sickening.

    Heh. Somebody`s getting sacked.

  10. Profile photo of StarDagger
    StarDagger Male 40-49
    1190 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    Why is america of 2010 less advanced than america of 1910?
  11. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    This has to be fake. It`s like reading a news story that some elementary school was disciplining its students for bad grades with violent rape. It just doesn`t seem like even the stupidest school in the country would even consider this.
  12. Profile photo of Conejito1011
    Conejito1011 Female 13-17
    120 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    I should double-check my school administered laptop...
  13. Profile photo of Avalessa
    Avalessa Female 13-17
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    February 19, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    I`m gonna start putting a sticky note above my webcam when I`m not using it...
  14. Profile photo of Avalessa
    Avalessa Female 13-17
    491 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    Calling Dr. Pedobear...
  15. Profile photo of kimkio
    kimkio Female 18-29
    877 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    i knew it!
  16. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    I KNEW IT! I KNEW THIS MIGHT HAPPEN AT SOME POINT!

    but seriously, i did think about this happening (not this particular situation tho).

    Thats just really F*cking scary tho

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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    oah creepy. eventually theyll come out with laptops with a lens on it you have to open each time you use it.
  18. Profile photo of matrixie
    matrixie Female 18-29
    718 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 3:30 pm
    oh my god that`s messed up. Crazy american schools are crazy!
  19. Profile photo of Bioshocker
    Bioshocker Male 13-17
    593 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    That is serious invasion of personal affairs. Its the equivelant of stalking someone! Tut tut...
  20. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    Another sign that the government is too power hungry. There is no reason why the school could have possibly needed to spy on these children. I hope the people responsible for this get fired.
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    trp712 Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    Why is america of 2010 less advanced than america of 1910?

    ...wut?

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    daisy822 Female 13-17
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    February 19, 2010 at 4:41 pm
    I live around there. it`s not my school, but i`m surprised this happened `round my neck of the woods.
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    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    "improper behavior in his home"?
    If the school called me in for something I do on my own time, on my own property, I think I`d have to punch someone.

    Not to mention spying on someone is, y`know, illegal.

  24. Profile photo of Nucleartoast
    Nucleartoast Female 13-17
    258 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    great now i`m really paranoid
  25. Profile photo of YoMommaSoFat
    YoMommaSoFat Male 13-17
    131 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 5:24 pm
    Pedos pedos PEDOS!!!
  26. Profile photo of xParanoia
    xParanoia Female 18-29
    767 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 5:29 pm
    I live around there. it`s not my school, but i`m surprised this happened `round my neck of the woods.
    --

    Philly? :D

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    arcticsheep Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm
    @green_batman I love how you just assume that the government = the school admins.
  28. Profile photo of punkipenguin
    punkipenguin Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    my laptop always has a sticky note over the web cam, just in case. i knew a girl who discovered that someone had somehow hacked her webcam and had been spying on her, no telling how long.
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    thc43 Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2010 at 6:55 pm
    can`t anyone see that this is COMPLETELY FAKE. The link where it supposedly takes you to the court case is a link to craphound.com
  30. Profile photo of Pilanus
    Pilanus Male 18-29
    675 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 7:47 pm
    simple way to avoid being spied upon:
    1) Get some duct tape and paper.
    2) Place a piece of paper the size of the web cam camera on the sticky side of the duct tape.
    3) Place duct tape with paper over the webcam.
    4) Stick headphones into the microphone port.
    5) Cover any built in microphones with duct tape.

    Now, they cant record you without your knowledge. to use the webcam and mic, remove duct tape, and take the headphones out of the microphone port.

    They cant see or hear you if you cover their eyes and ears.

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 7:49 pm
    Too crazy to be true...? o_O;
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    spacedoutbad Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 9:21 pm
    i read through this on google news the other day and didnt really think about it too much untill i saw it said merion school district. my friend goes to the merion country club so i asked her if she knew the school. she actually knows the kid. he was smoking weed haha
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    leesah Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 10:38 pm
    Actually, my old high school did something similar. You could enter a password to take down the security blocks so you could access sites like Hotmail that are usually blocked, but the computer took pictures of what was on the monitor every second and sent them back to a main file somewhere, so they could see what we were looking at/doing, even our personal e-mail.
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    OMGitsJASON Male 18-29
    177 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 10:46 pm
    Even though it was school issued and not actually there laptop it STILL is ILLEGAL!!! i say drat them all up the ass for ILLEGALLY spying on there students... AND YES THIS REALLY DID HAPPEN
  35. Profile photo of Skreshavik
    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 11:20 pm
    This is why I have my own laptop.

    Now, to the administrator who disciplined a child because of behavior in his own damn house:
    I WILL dratING GRIND THE FLESH OFF YOUR FACE WITH RED-HOT METAL AND FEAST UPON THE SCORCHED FLESH.

  36. Profile photo of JUGGALETTEx0
    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
    1380 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 11:31 pm
    lol @ zero claiming "fake!!!"
    USA Today
    and....
    the school district`s website
  37. Profile photo of flingspoo
    flingspoo Female 18-29
    999 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 1:55 am
    *Covers webcam*

    <_<

    >_>

  38. Profile photo of Jldyr
    Jldyr Male 30-39
    10 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 6:46 am
    It would only be legal if they had parental consent. It is considered invasion of privacy no matter who was the try owner of the laptop is. No prior notification to the parents was given, being a parent myself I would be really pissed and pull my kid from that school. With the school claiming no wrong-doing it would be comparable if I stuck a webcam in my really hot downstairs neighbors bedroom, claiming that it`s okay to do this because I`m the manager of the complex with the responsibility to keep up security of the building.
  39. Profile photo of venerake
    venerake Male 18-29
    52 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 7:14 am
    tht rlly is quite an idiotic thing to do f`ing paedos
  40. Profile photo of KCMonkey13
    KCMonkey13 Female 30-39
    13 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 8:49 am
    AAAANNNDDDD....One more reason my kids will be home schooled. I also just covered up my webcam.
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    Crawdaddy197 Male 30-39
    353 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 9:14 am
    "AAAANNNDDDD....One more reason my kids will be home schooled. I also just covered up my webcam." i unplug mine when im not using it.
    \
  42. Profile photo of Adi_Noor
    Adi_Noor Male 18-29
    191 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 10:14 am
    I am turning my cam around..
  43. Profile photo of Squidbush
    Squidbush Male 40-49
    771 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 10:20 am
    To be honest, I`m amazed this surprises anyone.

    When I was still in high school MANY MANY years ago, they installed hidden cameras in all of the classrooms. The only reason we found out is because a careless teacher left the memo out on his desk about how to access the camera in the main office and that the students aren`t to be told they are being watched. And because I`m nosy and read it.
  44. Profile photo of TxP
    TxP Female 70 & Over
    1190 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:21 am
    i just post it-noted my cam lol
    im glad i wasnt the only one who felt paranoid when they changed in front of the computer :S
  45. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    If I have kids I`ll buy them their own laptop.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    Better yet I recommend to those students to put tape over the lens.
  47. Profile photo of SamVimes
    SamVimes Male 30-39
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    February 20, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    This is my school district (though I went to Lower Merion, not Harriton.) I`ve been thinking a lot about this story, and I keep coming back to one central thought -

    What the hell? I didn`t get a laptop when I was there! I know it was in 1993, but they didn`t even give me a calculator.

  48. Profile photo of BigWaFuu
    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
    1163 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    "AAAANNNDDDD....One more reason my kids will be home schooled. I also just covered up my webcam."

    One more reason to turn your children stupid? Yeah home school will really help their social behavior when they try to get a date.

    This is no big deal, just tape the lens or dont use the laptop. Also, I heard there was a bear who could help sort this underage business out.

  49. Profile photo of Skreshavik
    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    BigWaFuu.

    They`ll probably get smarter. No standardized bullpoo you see in public schooling.
    Why, back in the day, we used to be culturally diverse, with an amazing literacy level.

    I learned throughout 10 years of school how to copy/paste using a pencil -.-

  50. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    wtf man! "inappropriate behavior at home"?!

    did someone watch this get wack off or what?!

    and who would admit to it?!

  51. Profile photo of PhantomX9
    PhantomX9 Male 13-17
    78 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:47 pm
    the real crime is these kids not haveing better computers then the one that the school gives them...
  52. Profile photo of K3vin
    K3vin Male 18-29
    487 posts
    February 22, 2010 at 5:25 am
    if my kids ever come home with a school issued laptop, first thing that happens is a HDD format... Even before i read this article i knew it was only a matter of time before government issued laptops became a vessel for someone to stick their nose into your personal life. There`s so many things wrong with this story i don`t know where to start. A child gets disciplined at school for `bad` behavior at HOME?

    Try going to the school and telling them you`re installing a remotely accessible camera in your kids classroom and see how it goes over.

    If you`re not outraged about this you should be

  53. Profile photo of ThatWasFunny
    ThatWasFunny Male 18-29
    701 posts
    February 22, 2010 at 6:18 pm
    This is no better than the Watergate Scandal.
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    DarthDefault Male 18-29
    98 posts
    February 23, 2010 at 8:22 pm
    I remember another news report, where they said they only did it to some laptops that had been stolen. Then all this started. But is it really that big of a surprise? Cell phones have features for parents and others to log onto a site and see where their kids are, I can do that with my laptop and desktop too. There are hundreds of sites offering software to remotely use other computers. Sure it`s wrong since they were watching kids, but sometimes, the things the kids do themselves, is worse. Just watch youtube...

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