Cousin's son had a job in HS scraping photos and keywords from the FB accounts of HS kids. Company built databases from that for "future reference." His mother made him quit the job when she found out what it was.
Pardon my ignorance, but what's HS?
Sorry. Didn't see your question.
In the US, HS does stand for High School.
Lady Liebe is correct. It's an abbreviation for High School which is grades 9 through 12. After that you can attend college, university or a trade school for further education.
Some high schools are called Prep Schools and they are specifically for students who are preparing for college and have a curriculum that includes heavy emphasis on science, mathematics, languages and expository writing. In prep schools, students can earn college class credits for their work, thus making time available for them to take classes in college/university that they would not ordinarily have had time to attend due to time constraints.
My cousin's son obtained the job because of his skill with databases in his computer science classes. My cousin thought it was improper for a company to hire a high school student to look through fellow classmates FB pages looking for all the connections to other pages and recording the info in an external database without their consent
Glad to hear that he stopped. The sad thing is that the HS surely hasn't stopped her practice and that they surely found another to do their dirty work.