Saturday, February 20, 2010

UK Guardian: School webcam spies in land of liberty?

Reports that a US school 'spied'
on pupils at home
teach us something
about what it really means
to live in this 'free' nation

"Connecticut is a shameful trailblazer"
abusing rights of students


First, the good news: even in these troubled economic times, there exist American public schools – like those of the Lower Merion district in the suburbs of Philadelphia – prosperous enough to distribute laptop computers to every kid enrolled in the high school.

Now the bad news: school officials could also afford to install webcams on those computers, and remotely activate the cams to spy on students and their families at home.

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