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Old 02-20-2010, 02:20 AM   #11
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http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2010/02...y6223385.shtml

a lawsuit has been filed
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:23 AM   #12
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three cheers for the Judicial System.
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I would open that laptop up and cut one of the wires to the mic and webcam if it was me. Not tape.
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A nod goes to ߧ∩†H♠HŽ€ for posting this article. I have passed this on to Buzz at CV. One of his kids got issued a laptop from his school.
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One of his kids got issued a laptop from his school.
tell him to wipe the hard drive, see if the school calls or not
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Another sign of stupidity in schools is where the Principal bought a cellphone jammer and killed all the students cellphones. Irony in the post "Electronic Warfare"
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-col...t-alberni.html
A cell phone jamming device would be highly illegal in the US.
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I really hope they get what's coming to them. Disciplining a student for actions at home. How can you defend that?

My college issues laptops and I work at the help desk for the school. This year, they did come with webcams. However, we don't have any any tracking on them. If students want to install 7 or use them to do on-line x rated stuff they can and as long as it's not illegal (then we care). I could easily see this suit coming to haunt us. Paranoid students are going to come in and complain about nothing. It sucks when one set of people ruins it for the rest of us.
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Invasion of privacy. That's just horrible!!
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Why did the school give the kids a laptop in the first place?
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Why did the school give the kids a laptop in the first place?
to "help" with the education. some of the classes are even hold on the laptops with applications ran on the schools' network(s).
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