Is Big Brother watching through our gadgets?


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    Lower Merion School District officials are staring at a lawsuit after a student alleged that he was spied upon by a Harriton High School administrator via the webcam on the school-issued laptop. This incident comes as e-privacy concerns grow about the tracking capability of smart phones and other handheld devices; social networking media using user information to sell advertising and products; and much more. We’ll talk to guests including LILLIE CONEY, Associate Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a public interest research organization in Washington, DC.; and WITOLD WALCZAK, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania.

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