“"Monitor the Hardware" - would imply... use of something like 'SNMP' to monitor the hardware specifically for problems - not monitor your house with a cam. Big, big difference.
The cams would do ZERO good if the computer was stolen in 50% or more of situations anyway. If the thief wants the hardware, it'll be powered off at a pawn shop, if they want the data, they won't need it long and if they plan on using it, the first thing they are apt to do, is format the disk on it - goodbye monitoring software.
GPS would have been more useful, more ethical, and much less prone to abuses - but even that's kinda going too far. Just hold the parent financially responsible and/or insure the devices - problem solved.”
demsd on Feb 19, 2010 at 16:58:35
“WoW, could you imagine the school district being most interested in spying on the students that they never considered getting insurance?”
“'You're a traitor!' yelled the boy. 'You're a thought-criminal! You're a Eurasian spy! I'll shoot you, I'll vaporize you, I'll send you to the salt mines!'
Suddenly they were both leaping round him, shouting 'Traitor!' and 'Thought-criminal!' the little girl imitating her brother in every movement. It was somehow slightly frightening, like the gambolling of tiger cubs which will soon grow up into man-eaters. There was a sort of calculating ferocity in the boy's eye, a quite evident desire to hit or kick Winston and a consciousness of being very nearly big enough to do so. It was a good job it was not a real pistol he was holding, Winston thought.”
“Yeah, it's still censorship - any way you spin it.
"Censorship is the suppression of speech or deletion of communicative material which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the government or media organizations as determined by a censor."
And yes, this is one of the MANY reasons I won't buy anything made by Apple, at all.”