Follow-up on school laptop scandal

I can’t confirm this report, but I have no reason to doubt it:

the spy-cam story involves my kid’s former school AND she knows many of the principals involved AND we are not at all shocked by this. Surprised, maybe; shocked, no.

Since she was in school there last year, I never posted my concerns about this stuff b/c she was entitled to her privacy vis-a-vis her father’s ramblings on liberal websites.

When she and every other student was issued a computer, there was a story floating around that the district could find out if anyone had stolen it or was using it for nefarious purposes. The IT folks said that they could take a screenshot from the internal cam and ID the thief or other miscreant. When I first heard about this, I was concerned…when she told me that she had the green light, signifying the webcam’s activation, go on at weird hours including when she was home, often lasting for 2 WEEKS at a time, I told her to be careful.

She had gone to the IT folks and told them that something wasn’t working properly and they told her that there was nothing that they could do about it. (BTW, the entire IT Dept. was male).

Posted by James on Friday, February 19, 2010