There was widespread outrage back in 2010, when it was discovered that a Philadelphia school district had issued laptops to students with a very creepy function. Unbeknown to both students and parents, school officials had the ability to remotely access the webcams on the laptops, and spy on the students in their homes. Seven years later, school-issued computers are still spying on students, albeit in more subtle ways.
According to an investigation by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (which was recently analyzed by Brietbart), a third of K-12 schools in the US are issuing free and low-cost computers to students. However, like most computer based services that are supposedly free, there’s a hidden cost.
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