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Pennsylvania School Webcam Spying Lawsuit Could Settle

PHILADELPHIA – (AP) A suburban Philadelphia family's webcam-spying lawsuit against a high school could be heading for a settlement. Lawyers for Lower Merion School District and the family of 15-year-old Blake Robbins agreed to a one-month delay in the case while experts determine how...

Family: Pennsylvania School Snared 1,000s Of Webcam Images

PHILADELPHIA – (AP) A suburban Philadelphia family claiming school employees spied on students through school-supplied laptops says tracking software captured thousands of images of students. The motion filed Thursday by the family of Harriton High School student Blake Robbins says the records...

Pa. District Took 56,000 Images On Student Laptops

PHILADELPHIA – (AP) A suburban school district secretly captured at least 56,000 webcam photographs and screen shots from laptops issued to high school students, its lawyer acknowledged Monday. "It's clear there were students who were likely captured in their homes," said lawyer Henry...

Pennsylvania School District Barred From Continuing To Use Webcams

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) A Pennsylvania federal judge on May 14 barred a suburban Philadelphia school district from continuing to remotely activate webcams on laptops issued to students ( Blake J. Robbins, et al. v. Lower Merion School District, et al. , No. 10-665, E.D. Pa.). Lower Merion...

Pa. School Settles 2 Webcam Spy Lawsuits For $610K

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) A Philadelphia-area school district agreed Monday to pay $610,000 to settle two lawsuits over secret photos taken on school-issued laptops. The Lower Merion School District admitted it captured thousands of webcam photographs and screen shots from student laptops in a misguided effort...

Lawsuit Against PC Renter Raises Privacy Questions

PITTSBURGH - (AP) You didn't pay your bill. We need our computer back. And here's a picture of you typing away on it, the computer rental company told a client as it tried to repossess the machine. Those allegations appear in a federal lawsuit alleging that the firm, Atlanta-based Aaron's...