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Update: Students Knew "MacBook Cameras Turned On Randomly" as School Administrators Gave Technical Excuses

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One of the students involved in the class-action lawsuit against the administrators who used school-provided laptops to spy on them, contacted Gizmodo with details about what was happening.

Frequently, the green lights next to our [Early 2008 MacBook] iSight webcams will turn on. The school district claims that this is just a glitch. We are all doubting this now.

Another student has confirmed this:

I questioned the IT guy about why it was happening he said that it was because people logged out when an application using the camera was on, he also stated that they could in fact go and look through your webcam it would just violate the fifth ammendment and that's why they didn't.


Today, their principal went on loudspeaker and said that all this was "not true."

Remember kids, if the green light goes on in your laptop, someone is watching you somewhere. [Gizmodo]