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It’s been a while since we heard anything about the Lower Merion School District webcam controversy, but it’s back in the news today. First off, the Department of Justice has opted to not file any charges against the school district.  It was decided it was best to get this announced now before the new school… read more

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It seems that the Lower Merion School District may be open to the idea of a settlement outside of court over the webcam spying case. As the tale of the spying laptops has dragged on, it was revealed the other day that the cameras were turned on 80 times since Sept. 2008. Over the course… read more

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The Lower Merion School District which came to some fame as of late, has made another in a long line blunders when it comes to its court case. In case you don’t remember the story, Lower Merion School District was the school district that had a class action lawsuit against because it used a secuity… read more

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If anything good has come from the Lower Merion School District it is that it is causing the wiretapping law to be reexamined. The recent situation with the Lower Merion School District using the built-in webcams of the school issued laptops to potentially spy on individuals that had either stolen the laptops or taken them… read more

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The case of the webcam spying in the Lower Merion School District has now gotten two employees suspended for doing their jobs. According to Philly.com, Lower Merion School District employees Michael Perbix, a network technician, and Carol Cafiero, information systems coordinator have been suspended with pay while the investigation into the legalities of the webcam… read more

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It seems some parents in the Lower Merion School District aren’t too happy about the class action lawsuit that has been filed over the supposed webcam spying case, and they plan to do something about it. For the past two weeks I’ve been covering the case against the Lower Merion School District over the situation… read more

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It seems that at least some people involved in the school webcam spying debacle were really proud of themselves. A blog named Stryde Hax did some digging into the case of the Lower Merion School District spying on its students via their laptop webcams, and found that one of the people charged with running the… read more

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It has not been a good weekend for the officials at the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania. Yesterday brought the news that both the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Montgomery County detectives were launching investigations into the possibility that the Lower Merion School District had violated both wiretapping and computer-intrusion laws.  Not wasting any time, Philly.com… read more

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The saga of the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania is getting another chapter added to it: The FBI and local detectives have entered the picture. The other day I reported on a class action lawsuit (PDF link) being filed against the Lower Merion School District over the discovery that the school district could remotely… read more

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It seems that when the Lower Merion School District gave laptops to its 2300 high school students, there was a little unadvertised bonus included: a webcam that can be remotely operated any time the school district sees fit. On Nov. 11th, 2009, Blake J. Robbins was called to his high school’s Asst. Principal’s office where… read more

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