There has been some media attention over a school official in Lower Merion, PA allegedly using a program to "spy" on students using a built in web cam at home. This Frontline piece is part of a documentary called "Digital Nation". In one segment, the vice-principle of Intermediate School 339, Bronx, NY, Dan Ackerman, demonstrates how he "remotely monitors" the students' laptops for "inappropriate use". (Go to 4:36 to see his segment) He is looking for their use during school hours but it does beg the questions, is this an invasion of privacy? Is there a potential for misuse?
(front line, drugs, spying)