think about the personal privacy issuse with a camera on a ipad unit ..

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by henry2, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. henry2

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    i see no need for a camera now or in the future of the ipad unit ..why a camera when it can be used to spy on you.. here is my reason behind the post ..

    remember the philly highschool student that got called into the vice principal office and told that he was doing bad behavior in his own room in his own home and he need to stop that ..so why have something that a person could look into your home on the unit ..as a father of my childern that scares the liveing heck out of me for why does the V.P of a school need to spying on my child along with what he doing telling my child about socalled bad behavior in his own room ..

    let put to this way .. you have a teenage daughter at home in her room with a webcamera set up on the unit and it sit up for home use for school reports etc etc etc.. ..some guy who is pretty good at hacking is now hacked into the your daughter room and he watching her every movement from her undress to going to bed ..to me that a little creepy ..for iam the father of three girls and i would hate to think that the simple unit that they use for school can be used to spy on them and invade therer privacy and there personal lifes by watching there every move they make or it beening sold online in another country where the legal age for somethings are a lot lower than it here in the states..


    plus where does the personal privacy laws start and stop in these matters ..it better not to have a camera in the unit ..and remember Clinton what the V-chip in anything electronic to allow the Government security personal to back door a computer if need be ..
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  2. Orcapal

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    That would pretty much eliminate video chat, wouldn't it?

    I would argue that a piece of masking tape over the camera lens is pretty unhackable.
     
  3. gentlefury

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    Seems a little extreme. A laptop with spyware on it owned by the school and lent out to students is very different from a personal iPad.
     
  4. henry2

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    the whole thing about the school and the laptop was the fact the vp called the child into his office and schooled the child on the something that happen inside the child own personal bedroom area..

    to me that was a major privacy issuse for i would be scared to think about the future holds for the kids and the issuse of privacy
     
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    And the nominees for most over-dramatic post on an Ipad forum goes to.....

    :D
     
  6. gentlefury

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    True but the nature of iPad's os would make that kind of spying impossible without the end user knowingly starting the video broadcast app.
     
  7. brhon

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    Take a look at every intersection in every major metro market in the US and will find cameras on every corner. You are being watched all the time. With this logic you would ban every portable video cam being produced. What about the flip, or the kodak vid cam? The footage taken on any if these devices could end up on the Internet. Parents are responsible for making sure their kids aren't being stupid.
     
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    Although the OP may be delving into conspiracy gray areas, he still has a valid concern, he did say he has three daughters and of school age. One you have kids in school using this latest technology you may feel differently.

    Especially when the schools are getting bolder each day with Flu shots and other types of meds without consent of parents. Then on top of that you have these new devices that I being a tech can fully understand, when there is a WILL there is a WAY.

    If the schools wanted to spy they can and it doesn't have to be known. Even when a company says it can't be or never will be done, never say never.

    I think the iPad is a formidable key device in the future of learning aids for our school aged children, but should remain under tight guidelines as to what privacy is involved when being used in their personal homes.

    Then when you read something like this. People want to make funny when it can be quite serious, Sheesh for a minute after reading your response Tray, I thought I was reading MacRumors forums. This forum is much friendlier and I would like to see it remain that way, please be more open minded before putting down some one else's opinion.

    Arguments are good if balanced and not just stating opinion to attempt at showing your elevated ego, but rather to show your side of the argument to counter others statements is more efficient and just polite.
     
  9. Takenover83

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    K, let's get rid of all camera's, mic's, anything that can be used to monitor what we are doing. Better sent those satellites out of orbit. The Topic creator is being over dramatic. Laptop's have had camera's for years. If they take them away from all laptop's that is not going to prevent the pervs from finding other way's to spy. Simple truth for ya.
     
  10. brhon

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    Abble, I have two daughters-one in elementary and one headed to high school. They both have cell phones with vide cams. We have had several discussions about the camera and photos and what happens to the photo when it's sent to others. My point is that we are already surrounded by cameras everywhere we go. As far as the example is concerned all schools have electronic media policies. I signed one for each of my children. These policies should spell out how the tech should or should not be used. We have to prepare our children for things that our parents didn't have to worry about. It starts at home with educating our children.
     

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