I used to live not far from the area in question. I'm shocked by the stupidity of the school.
As far as I've read elsewhere, the laptop was never reported stolen - so the school had no reason to activate this software.
Hmmm... federal wiretapping... unlawful trespass.... what a bunch of idiots. I hope they enjoyed their stint as big brother, and hope they didn't accidentally snap any kids changing clothes lest they get to see some real justice.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Wow why can't some organization do something so blatantly idiotic to me. How could a state/county board be so blatantly idiotic as well. I wish as I said someone would do something like this to me I wanna be a millionaire for doing nothing to
They violated like 9 state rights or addendum's at least these people are going to get PAYED, and some school admins are going to be out of work indefinitely in there chosen profession.
Oh and for the taking drugs thing he was eating Mike and Ike candy, which they misconstrued as drugs. Then it is also specified as a Jury trial. With this being a first case type for this direct action that jury is going to make an example of the BOE and the county, and maybe on a civil case the Head administrative staff to.
HAHA thinking a kid was taking drugs but instead was taking candy just got them screwed over :P
No veracious stupidity as well as thinking they had the right to violate someone else's rights is what screwed them. Anyone would know that hidden observation especially in this manor is inherently wrong. The thing that really gets me is this is the people who educate our children.
Here in Philadelphia, this is the only story on the local news. Since they were merely saying "engaging in improper activities," I of course put two and two together and came up with the idea that the kid was caught downloading porn on the school's computer, and doing the predictable thing that an adolescent would do after downloading said porn. (No offense, but I will continue to believe it until someone other than random voices on the Internet claim otherwise.)
I wonder how many jobs are going to be opening up in that school district? And how can I snag one of them?
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WOW, unbelievable. If they turned this kids webcam on, who is to say that some perv isnt watching other students. Im sure this wasnt the first webcam that was silently acivated. Doesn't add up to me, huge violation of constitutional rights...
Couldn't have said it better, Herm!
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I agree Herm. We also know how good apples security is. If one of these laptops had the wireless search on it would also be very easily logged into. So this would also mean they were inadvertently making minors very vulnerable as well.
@rapid i actually never thought about the possibilities of outside hackers hacking in to the systems and spying on these kids till u posted that. So having these software on board for any reason is stupid and does not benefit the kids but harm them.
My great grandmother was RIGHT!!
She used to use a blanket to cover her legs when she watched TV so the guy in the box couldn't see up her skirt. This is the 2.0 version, that's all.
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HA :D 3.0 would be them popping out of the screen
But one thing is im never trusting a computer giving to me by my school now... (if they did ) lol
@ realneil - ROFL!!!
How stupid are the authorities at school. They should be put behind bars for use of appropriate technology without completely knowing how to escape if caught!! ;)
Same should apply for anythign not owned, like office laptops...
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Well especially Inspector in that from my house I can see a lot of wireless connections. Most consumers will grab a wireless link or router if the have broadband service. They basically just throw in the install CD and use default properties. Even some of the commercial buildings close that are on N protocol I can see and there all unsecured 7-1 or greater. Or they use as I said the default which is to all points and purposes no security anyway. So if I wanted to I could get into quite a few computers from my den. I don't broadcast my wireless network and run the highest security for a residential router (WPA2 instead of the WEP most people use), and a couple other security steps as well. So you would have to find my network first and crack the highest residential security method and translate 3 different number letter(cap and non cap) figure passwords. Most would give up after 2 passwords if they got that far.
Either way I can almost guarantee you these kids wireless connections were Wep or Wep 2 security at best which a monkey could hack in 15 minutes as it broadcasts all of its keys. All you have to do is know how to read them basically.
Kudos to your great-grandmother, realneil! One of my standup routines is about how our dads were ahead of their times. We thought they were just being cheap when they told us to put on a sweater instead of raising the thermostat... now we realize that they were reducing our carbon footprints before we knew taht was important!
But I imagine that a lot of kids are going to be taking an inch of electrical tape off their dad's rolls, to do essentially what your mee-mee-maw did.
Just wait until the FBI pulls all the captured files (you know they were doing it to more than one student) and finds a couple of nude/semi-nude pictures. Child porn charges start flying and people are going to jail for a long time. Anyone think they won't find pictures like this? Hell, I would get warrants and collect up all the computers of anyone who had access to the software. You never know if that principle wasn't keeping some of the more interesting pictures handy for personal use.
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