http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/11/lower-merion-school-distr_n_758882.html Been following the story since it broke back on April 20th: http://www.pjstar.com/news/x749207107/Pa-district-secretly-took-56-000-images-on-student-laptops Cliff Notes: A school district in Philadelphia issues laptops to every one of its high school students. In an effort to find lost or stolen laptops they installed tracking software that would turn on the built in camera and "silently" take pictures at set intervals and send those pictures to administrators so they could determine where the laptops were being used and they were being used properly. This came to light when one student was reprimanded for what they thought was using drugs- in his bedroom- when he was in fact eating candy. As you can imagine thousands of photographs were taken of teenagers being teenagers in their own bedrooms. Somehow no criminal charges were brought against anyone involved... The School District just settled with apparently only 2 people for over $600,000.