Its bad enough to have our children held hostage by communists in our schools, but the encroachment on privacy has now entered our homes:
August 22, 2020
Zoom educators call cops on virtual student
A Maryland fifth-grader got a visit from the police after his teacher called to report that she had seen a BB gun on the wall behind the student during a class video call. The boy's mother, Courtney Lancaster Sperry, a Navy veteran, wrote a Facebook post stating: "While my son was on a Zoom call, a 'concerned parent' and subsequently two teachers saw his properly stowed and mounted Red Ryder BB gun and one other BB gun in the background. He was not holding them and never intentionally showed them on video. In fact, he was oblivious that they could even be seen in the background."
There should be only one-way video for online classes. I've conducted business over Cisco, Skype, Lync, etc & while copious screen-sharing ensued, never was my camera not wearing a black sticker. In India, many offshore workers aren't allowed to bring in cell phones with cameras for security reasons. If it is required for a corporation, the sacred space of a home should have considerably more protections. Its bad enough that laptop MOBOs have microphones that should be assumed are always on.