Feb 182010
 February 18, 2010  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Online, Surveillance, Youth & Schools

Jeff Schreiber reports:

A federal class action claims a suburban school district has been spying on students and families through the “indiscriminant use of and ability to remotely activate the webcams incorporated into each laptop issued to students,” without the knowledge or consent of students or parents. The named plaintiffs say they learned that Big Brother was in their home when an assistant principal told their son that the school district knew he “was engaged in improper behavior in his home, and cited as evidence a photograph from the webcam embedded in minor plaintiff’s personal laptop issued by the school district.”

Read more about the lawsuit on Courthouse News. Newsolio also covers the story.

A copy of the complaint can be found here.

Updated 2-19: The district has responded to the lawsuit. See the coverage here.

Now it seems the FBI is getting involved.

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