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CNET News Daily Podcast: More on Harriton High's spying laptops

On the podcast: Latest from the land of spying high school laptops; social-network use growing rapidly; the Web makes us smarter; and more.

By February 22, 2010


Students'-eye view of Webcam spy case

The FBI is reportedly investigating alleged Webcam spying on students at Harriton High School near Philadelphia, but one junior from the school says he's not all that concerned.

By February 19, 2010


School accused of off-campus Webcam spying

A Philadelphia-area school district has deactivated the Webcams in school-issued laptops after a lawsuit accuses it of remotely activating the cameras to watch students' behavior at home.

By February 18, 2010


Reporters' Roundtable: Can an employer ask for your Facebook password?

What do you do if an employer asks to see your personal social network? We discuss with Bob Sullivan, author of the Red Tape Chronicles on MSNBC.

By March 30, 2012


Shut down Webcam use, judge tells school district

A federal court orders the Lower Merion School District to shut down the technology that allowed it to remotely activate Webcams on its school-issued laptops.

By February 24, 2010


High-school disciplinarian denies Webcam spying

Lynn Matsko, the assistant principal accused of informing a student that his picture was taken at home via school-issued laptop Webcam, adamantly denies authorizing use of remote-activation software.

By February 24, 2010


School district: Spy Webcams activated 42 times

The Lower Merion School District, accused of spying on students at home via laptop Webcams, admits that it activated them 42 times in a 14-month period.

By February 20, 2010


School escapes charges in Webcam spying case

Employees at Pennsylvania's Lower Merion School District will not face criminal charges over secretly taking Webcam photos of students via laptops they had brought home.

By August 18, 2010


School Webcam snapped 'partially undressed' kid

New motion in the Lower Merion School District laptop Webcam-spying case alleges that thousands of images were secretly captured, including intimate images of students off campus.

By April 16, 2010


School shows off its laptop surveillance tactics

PBS "Frontline" footage shows a Bronx school assistant principal spying on students as they use the Webcams of their school-issued laptops. He seems to think nothing of it.

By February 26, 2010