So what do folks think about this?
Last week, the family of 15-year-old Blake Robbins filed a lawsuit against Lower Merion School District near Philadelphia, alleging that the school district activated the webcam in the student's school-issued MacBook to photograph him in his own home. The school district admitted that it did have the capacity to remotely turn on webcams and said that it did so 42 times in the past couple of years only to "locate a laptop in the event it was reported lost, missing or stolen so that the laptop could be returned to the student."
The Robbins family claims that an assistant principal at the district's Harriton High School accused Blake of using drugs and cited as evidence a photograph of him taken in his own home via the Mac's webcam. Blake said that the "pills" he was accused of taking were Mike and Ike candies...