Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age

Author: Joseph M. Kizza

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387224661

Category: Computers

Page: 375

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This textbook provides an introduction to the social and policy issues which have arisen as a result of information technology. Whilst it assumes a modest familiarity with computers, its aim is to provide a guide to the issues suitable for undergraduates. In doing so, the author prompts the students to consider questions such as: "What are the moral codes of cyberspace?" Throughout, the book shows how in many ways the technological development is outpacing the ability of our legal systems to keep up, and how different paradigms applied to ethical questions may often offer conflicting conclusions. As a result students will find this to be a thought-provoking and valuable survey.
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Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age

Author: Joseph Migga Kizza

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 184628659X

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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This new edition provides an updated discussion on the ethical and social issues that continue to evolve as computing and information technologies proliferate. It surveys thought-provoking questions about the impact of technology. It shows how changes in information technology influence morality and the law and is a cogent analysis of civil liberties, harassment, and discrimination. In addition, the book explores techniques in electronic crime investigation. This new edition features three new chapters that cover computer network crimes, computer crime investigations, and biometrics.
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Ethics in Computing

A Concise Module

Author: Joseph Migga Kizza

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319291068

Category: Computers

Page: 276

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This textbook raises thought-provoking questions regarding our rapidly-evolving computing technologies, highlighting the need for a strong ethical framework in our computer science education. Ethics in Computing offers a concise introduction to this topic, distilled from the more expansive Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age. Features: introduces the philosophical framework for analyzing computer ethics; describes the impact of computer technology on issues of security, privacy and anonymity; examines intellectual property rights in the context of computing; discusses such issues as the digital divide, employee monitoring in the workplace, and health risks; reviews the history of computer crimes and the threat of cyberbullying; provides coverage of the ethics of AI, virtualization technologies, virtual reality, and the Internet; considers the social, moral and ethical challenges arising from social networks and mobile communication technologies; includes discussion questions and exercises.
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Ethics and Technology

Ethical Issues in an Age of Information and Communication Technology

Author: Herman T. Tavani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471249665

Category: Philosophy

Page: 344

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"Herman Tavani has written an excellent introduction to the field of cyberethics. . . . We need a good book in cyberethics to deal with the present and prepare us for an uncertain future. Tavani's Ethics and Technology is such a book." --from the foreword by James Moor, Dartmouth College Is there privacy in a world of camera phones and wireless networking? Does technology threaten your civil liberties? How will bioinformatics and nanotechnology affect us? Should you worry about equity and access in a globalized economy? From privacy and security to free speech and intellectual property to globalization and outsourcing, the issues and controversies of the information age are serious, complex, and pervasive. In this new edition of his groundbreaking book, Herman Tavani introduces computer professionals to the emerging field of Cyberethics, the interdisciplinary field of study that addresses these new ethical issues from all perspectives: technical, social, and philosophical. Using fascinating real-world examples--including the latest court decisions in such cases as Verizon v. RIAA, MGM v. Grokster, Google versus the Bush Administration, and the Children's Online Pornography Act (CIPA) --as well as hypothetical scenarios, he shows you how to understand and analyze the practical, moral, and legal issues that impact your work and your life. Tavani discusses such cutting-edge areas as: * Globalization and outsourcing * Property rights and open source software * HIPAA (privacy laws) and surveillance * The Patriot Act and civil liberties * Bioinformatics and genomics research * Converging technologies--pervasive computing and nanocomputing * Children's online pornography laws Updating and expanding upon the previous edition, Ethics and Technology, Second Edition provides a much-needed ethical compass to help computer and non-computer professionals alike navigate the challenging waters of cyberspace. About the Author Herman T. Tavani is Professor of Philosophy at Rivier College and Co-Director of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT). He is the author, editor, or co-editor of five books on ethical aspects of information technology. www.wiley.com/college/tavani
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Image Ethics in the Digital Age

Author: Larry P. Gross,John Stuart Katz,Jay Ruby

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816638253

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 370

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'Image Ethics in the Digital Age' brings together leading experts in the fields of journalism, media studies, & law to address the challenges presented by new technology & assess the implications for personal & societal values & behavior.
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Social Responsibility in the Information Age

Issues and Controversies

Author: Gurpreet Dhillon

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781931777858

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1899

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"Information technology is analyzed in terms of who is affected and what impact those changes have on society in this examination of the social challenges of the modern era. The effects of information resource management, information technology, and information systems are discussed in contexts such as business, government, and human relationships. Policies on e-commerce taxation, Internet privacy, and software piracy are covered."
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Ethics for the Information Age

Author: Michael J. Quinn

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134296613

Category: Computers

Page: 544

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The New Normal: Evaluating Social and Ethical Concerns in the Information Age New technologies have brought us many benefits, but they have also raised many social and ethical concerns. The authors view in Ethics for the Information Age is that we ought to approach every new technology in a thoughtful manner, considering not just its short-term benefits, but also how its long-term use will affect our lives. A thoughtful response to information technology requires a basic understanding of its history, an awareness of current information-technology- related issues, and a familiarity with ethics. In the Seventh Edition, Quinn provides an impartial look at the problems technology both solves and creates. As in previous editions, he presents information in a manner that leads you to arrive at your own conclusions on crucial ethics questions. Weaving in a vital dose of IT history, the new topics keep the book relevant and can function as either a sole reference or a supplemental guide for computer ethics courses.
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The Frankenstein Syndrome

Ethical and Social Issues in the Genetic Engineering of Animals

Author: Bernard E. Rollin,Professor of Philosophy College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Professor of Physiology and Biophysics College of Veterinary Medicine and Director of Bioethical Planning Bernard E Rollin, PhD

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521478076

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 241

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Chapter 3 considers a neglected but significant ethical component - the welfare of the created animals. The author explains the new ethic emerging in society for the treatment of animals and shows how genetic engineering must be constrained by that ethic.
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Media Law, Ethics, and Policy in the Digital Age

Author: Mhiripiri, Nhamo A.,Chari, Tendai

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522520961

Category: Law

Page: 330

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The growing presence of digital technologies has caused significant changes in the protection of digital rights. With the ubiquity of these modern technologies, there is an increasing need for advanced media and rights protection. Media Law, Ethics, and Policy in the Digital Age is a key resource on the challenges, opportunities, issues, controversies, and contradictions of digital technologies in relation to media law and ethics and examines occurrences in different socio-political and economic realities. Highlighting multidisciplinary studies on cybercrime, invasion of privacy, and muckraking, this publication is an ideal reference source for policymakers, academicians, researchers, advanced-level students, government officials, and active media practitioners.
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Evolving Issues Surrounding Technoethics and Society in the Digital Age

Author: Luppicini, Rocci

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466661232

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 317

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The advancement of technologies in the 20th century has radically transformed the interconnectedness of humans, science, and technology within an evolving society. Evolving Issues Surrounding Technoethics and Society in the Digital Age serves as an interdisciplinary base of scholarly contributions on the subject of technoethics, a field that deals with current and future problems that arise at the intersection of science, technological innovation, and human life and society. This premier reference work leverages ethical analysis, risk analysis, technology evaluation, and the combination of ethical and technological analyses within a variety of real life decision-making contexts, appealing to scholars and technology experts working in new areas of technology research where social and ethical issues emerge.
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