Previously, the Lower Merion School District has insisted that they only ever spied on lost or stolen school-owned laptops. The latest court filings show this is patently false. School for spies, or spies for school, you decide.
Students of a Pennsylvania school district are hauling educators to court over allegations that administrators remotely activated the webcams on school-issued laptops and used that remote access to spy on students and their family members.
I use a VPN to connect my development machine to my school's CS dept. The development machine is Ubuntu as we do C programming in Unix. I used vpnc to do that. The school uses some DNS entries that only resolve on their DNS servers, i.e., internalserver.csdept.school.edu
I am normally attached to the VPN whenever booted for convenience.
Billed as a “global first”, an Aussie school is forming a “unique partnership” with a Ugandan refugee school, letting school kids “in both countries to learn about each other’s lives, as part of their geography lessons” – courtesy of Skype and the UNHCR’s Australian division.