Pa. school: Webcams used only on missing laptops

PHILADELPHIA (A) -– A Pennsylvania school district that allegedly spied on students at home via school-issued computers says it only activated the webcams to find missing laptops.

Lower Merion School District Superintendent Christopher McGinley says the school’s technology and security departments would activate the webcam when student laptops were lost or stolen. McGinley says the cameras were never activated for other purposes.

via Pa. school: Webcams used only on missing laptops – Yahoo! News.

PID COMMENT:  We’re assuming these laptops belonged to the school and that the computers had a backdoor built in for remote activation. So, we’re also wondering if laptops in the public sector might have similar backdoors….can you say ‘big brother’?

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