He broke into the apartment of Qian Liu on April 15, 2011, and made sexual advances toward the York University student before strangling her to death.Qian’s ex-boyfriend, Xian Chao Meng, testified at the trial that he had been video chatting with her and witnessed Dickson enter the apartment and assault Liu before her computer was disabled.Technical Support To report technical problems with the Marsh Plaza web cam, please email [email protected] call 617-353-5261.For technical problems with any other web cam, please contact the Boston University IT Help Center."We believe that the administrator at Harriton has been unfairly portrayed and unjustly attacked in connection with her attempts to be supportive of a student and his family.The district never did and never would use such tactics as a basis for disciplinary action." A school official said it was a mistake not to make families aware of a feature allowing the school to monitor the computer hardware. Klaver said he could not disclose the existence of an investigation.In the "acceptable-use" agreement, the families are made aware of the school's ability to "monitor" the hardware, Young said, but it stops short of explicitly explaining the security feature. Young told CNN that the district is very proud of the laptop program and its ability to close the technology gap between students who have computers at home and those who don't.
Then it would use the built-in security feature to take over the laptop and see whatever was in the webcam's field of vision, potentially allowing them to track down the missing computer.
A 32-year-old man was found guilty Monday of the first-degree murder of a Chinese student in Toronto that was captured on webcam.
A jury took only four hours to a hand down a guilty verdict to Brian Dickson.
"This feature was limited to taking a still image of the computer user and an image of the desktop in order to help locate the reported missing, lost, or stolen computer (this includes tracking down a loaner computer that, against regulations, might be taken off campus)." In order to receive the laptop, the family had to sign an "acceptable-use" agreement.
In order to take the laptop home, the family would also have to buy insurance for the computer.
During the 2009-2010 school year, 42 laptops were reported lost, stolen or missing, and the tracking software was activated by the technology department in each instance, according to Mc Ginley's statement. Mc Ginley said the parents and students were not explicitly told about this built-in security feature.