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Week #3

Title: This post will be commenting on the article on http://www.arstechnica.com called “School settles laptop spying case to “protect taxpayers”” by Jacqui Cheng.

Comments: This is a scary case. I believe it to be a huge invasion of the personal privacy that everyone is entitled to. The real issue with the whole case is that the laptops were the school’s property, so they believed that they had the right to use spying technology to make sure the laptops were being used for school work. Do they have this right? I would argue NO, they most certainly do not.

However, my opinion is just one amongst many. This is an issue that is sure to come up again because of the rapid expansion and evolution of technology, and therefore an issue that should be considered carefully. It may have been settled out of court this time, but the next time we might not be so lucky. There could be quite a ruckus, and being a new media student, I plan to keep my eyes open towards delicate issues such as these.

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