20 February 2010
School-issued Laptops Used As Spycams
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Subject: Thanks, MickySoft!
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:30:45 -0500
From: Fred A. Miller
This would be hard to do if the laptops had Linux installed or they were Macs. MickySoft has the back doors for this and other intrusions built-in.
A suburban Philadelphia school district used school-issued laptop web cams to spy on students at home, a federal lawsuit claims.
Officials at the US school district can activate webcams on the computers without students' knowledge or permission, a family alleges in the lawsuit.
Plaintiffs Michael and Holly Robbins suspect the cameras captured students and family members as they undressed and in other embarrassing situations.
"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." John Adams, 2nd US President