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Arlen Specter to look at Revising Wiretapping Laws

According to Congress Daily, Senator Arlen Specter, D-Pa., suggested he might push for revisions to federal wiretapping laws to prevent secret video surveillance.

Specter is facing fierce competition in his primary election campaign after having switched his political party affiliation from Republican to Democrat last year. The remarks come amid a recent Philadelphia case involving allegations that school administrators monitored students via a secret webcam that had been embedded in a school-issued laptop.

The school’s secret monitoring came to light after the student was punished for actions caught on camera in his own home. Privacy advocates have seized on the case as an example of the perils of the online community.

Read more at technology daily.


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