Cory Doctorow writes at BoingBoing yesterday:
According to the [court] filings …, the laptops issued to high-school students in the well-heeled Philly suburb have webcams that can be covertly activated by the schools’ administrators, who have used this facility to spy on students and even their families. The issue came to light when …[a] child was disciplined for “improper behavior in his home” and the Vice Principal used a photo taken by the webcam as evidence.
This is what I meant. Times a hundred.
P.S. Gotta love that vice principal. You sort of wonder just what exactly students learn at his school.