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Postby Axis Nova » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:17 pm

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/homep ... d=15585797

You know, I really have to wonder what the thought process was here for the school district to think this is a good idea.

e: link to court documents http://craphound.com/robbins17.pdf
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Postby United Dependencies » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:20 pm

I don't believe this. There is no way that no one objected to this, and I do not believe that this is real.

edit: my god it's really true
http://content.usatoday.com/communities ... students/1

I am completely speechless.
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Postby North Wiedna » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:22 pm

... Don't accept laptops from schools?
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Postby Axis Nova » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:26 pm

United Dependencies wrote:I don't believe this. There is no way that no one objected to this, and I do not believe that this is real.


Want links to the court documents?

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Postby United Dependencies » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:27 pm

Axis Nova wrote:
United Dependencies wrote:I don't believe this. There is no way that no one objected to this, and I do not believe that this is real.


Want links to the court documents?

I'm just a little too stunned at the moment.
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Postby Laerod » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:28 pm

Huh?
Because the webcam can capture anything happening in the room where the laptop is, district personnel could illicitly observe plenty more than a student's online activity, the lawsuit alleges.

I'm assuming the webcams were integrated into the laptops, so it would be pointing away from the screen. How would they be able to use the webcam itself to monitor the online activity in the first place?

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Postby Neesika » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:32 pm

Laerod wrote:Huh?
Because the webcam can capture anything happening in the room where the laptop is, district personnel could illicitly observe plenty more than a student's online activity, the lawsuit alleges.

I'm assuming the webcams were integrated into the laptops, so it would be pointing away from the screen. How would they be able to use the webcam itself to monitor the online activity in the first place?

So was the computer monitoring keystrokes, and online usage? Were the webcams controlled remotely? So bizarre. I can't imagine how something like this would even pass the fantasy stage.
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Postby Spetsnazastan » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:32 pm

That's awful. If that happend to me I'd go on a laptop smashing rampage.

Also kind of creepy that the school can reprimand you for "inappropriate behavior in your own home."

So, I guess if you jerk off in view of the camera the school can punish you. Regardless of being in your own home.
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Postby North Wiedna » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:34 pm

Spetsnazastan wrote:That's awful. If that happend to me I'd go on a laptop smashing rampage.

That's why you shouldn't be allowed in Best Buy. :lol:
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Postby Laerod » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:37 pm

Neesika wrote:So was the computer monitoring keystrokes, and online usage? Were the webcams controlled remotely? So bizarre. I can't imagine how something like this would even pass the fantasy stage.

Yeah, I can't imagine any justification for watching the students as they sit in front of the computer. At least using keystrokes or some kind of screen monitoring thing would have the flimsy excuse of trying to keep the students from misusing school property.

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Postby Neesika » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:38 pm

Spetsnazastan wrote:That's awful. If that happend to me I'd go on a laptop smashing rampage.

Also kind of creepy that the school can reprimand you for "inappropriate behavior in your own home."

So, I guess if you jerk off in view of the camera the school can punish you. Regardless of being in your own home.

They can't.

This simply triggers so many privacy issues, it's beyond my ability to catalogue them all.

Okay, not ability, I just don't wanna.
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Postby Lackadaisical2 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:40 pm

What. The. Fuck.
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Postby Laerod » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:41 pm

Spetsnazastan wrote:Also kind of creepy that the school can reprimand you for "inappropriate behavior in your own home."

Unless they've been supplying the students and their families with school-sponsored housing, no, the school can't.

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Postby Shinkadomayaka » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:41 pm

Wow...Just...Wow...
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Postby Lackadaisical2 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:42 pm

Laerod wrote:
Spetsnazastan wrote:Also kind of creepy that the school can reprimand you for "inappropriate behavior in your own home."

Unless they've been supplying the students and their families with school-sponsored housing, no, the school can't.

Well, they did, allegedly. Just because its illegal doesn't mean you can't.
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Postby Buffett and Colbert » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:42 pm

Ignorance is strength? Awesome motto for a school.
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Postby Hamilay » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:43 pm

This is... impressive.

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Postby Flameswroth » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:43 pm

Neesika wrote:
Spetsnazastan wrote:That's awful. If that happend to me I'd go on a laptop smashing rampage.

Also kind of creepy that the school can reprimand you for "inappropriate behavior in your own home."

So, I guess if you jerk off in view of the camera the school can punish you. Regardless of being in your own home.

They can't.

This simply triggers so many privacy issues, it's beyond my ability to catalogue them all.

Okay, not ability, I just don't wanna.

I imagine you'd have to prove that your...self gratification was not related to the content on the screen at the time. I'm sure there's restrictions on accessing pornographic content, and such video evidence could be indicative of that. But at the same time, you may be using other materials instead, with the camera catching you by accident so it's definitely a...

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Postby The Parkus Empire » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:46 pm

The school was pretty sloppy about this. If they wanted to do something so utterly illegal and morally reprehensible, they should have only revealed it when they blackmailed students.
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Postby KenKenpachi » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:46 pm

Am I the only one not surprised by this. serriously.
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Postby Takaram » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:46 pm

*Turns webcam away from self*
Alright, this is just fucking creepy. Just the idea of schools now being morals police is downright scary.

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Postby Spetsnazastan » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:47 pm

Down with the opressive pig education system and their corrupt ways! We don't need no stinkin education! No thought control! :twisted:
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Postby Helertia » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:50 pm

Oh my god... That is messed up. That right there is messed up.
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Postby KenKenpachi » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:52 pm

Spetsnazastan wrote:Down with the opressive pig education system and their corrupt ways! We don't need no stinkin education! No thought control! :twisted:

Or you would be just another brick in the wall?
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Postby North Wiedna » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:52 pm

Spetsnazastan wrote:Down with the opressive pig education system and their corrupt ways! We don't need no stinkin education! No thought control! :twisted:

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