Pennsylvania school district settles student surveillance case


In a 2010 case, the Lower Merion school district in suburban Philadelphia school district agreed to pay $610,000 to settle two lawsuits brought by students who had discovered that the webcams attached to their school-issued laptops had secretly taken hundreds of photographs of them in their homes along with hundreds of screen shots. In one of the cases, a teenaged boy was accused of popping pills; in fact, he was eating jelly beans.

Writer: David Kravets

Publication: Wired