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: 1849960380

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

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The frequency of new editions of this book is indicative of the rapid and trem- dous changes in the fields of computer and information sciences. First published in 1995, the book has rapidly gone through three editions already and now we are in the fourth. Over this period, we have become more dependent on computer and telecommunication technology than ever before and computer technology has become ubiquitous. Since I started writing on social computing, I have been ad- cating a time when we, as individuals and as nations, will become totally dependent on computing technology. That time is almost on us. Evidence of this is embodied in the rapid convergence of telecommunication, broadcasting, and computing devices; the miniaturization of these devices; and the ever increasing storage capacity , speed of computation, and ease of use. These qualities have been a big pulling force sucking in millions of new users every day, sometimes even those unwilling. Other appealing features of these devices are the increasing number of applications, apps, as they are increasingly becoming known, and being wireless and easily portable. Whether small or big, these new gizmos have become the c- terpiece of an individual’s social and economic activities and the main access point for all information. Individuals aside, computing technology has also become the engine that drives the nations’ strategic and security infrastructures that control power grids, gas and oil storage facilities, transportation, and all forms of national communication, including emergency services.
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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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Loose Leaf Version of Pearson EText for Ethics for the Information Age

Author: Michael J. Quinn

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780135218013

Category:

Page: 608

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NOTE: This loose-leaf, three-hole punched version of the textbook gives you the flexibility to take only what you need to class and add your own notes - all at an affordable price. For loose-leaf editions that include MyLab(tm) or Mastering(tm), several versions may exist for each title and registrations are not transferable. You may need a Course ID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use MyLab or Mastering products. For courses in computer ethics. The New Normal: Evaluating Social and Ethical Concerns in the Information Age In our age of unparalleled technological advancement, it is important that we address the social and ethical considerations that these advances engender. Ethics for the Information Age seeks to do exactly that, proposing a thoughtful approach that considers not only the short-term benefits of a piece of technology, but what the possible long-term effects could be, as well. Such an approach requires a solid grounding in ethics and logic, an understanding of the history of technology, and a familiarity with current and cutting edge information technologies and their related issues. The 8th Edition has been updated considerably, notably in the inclusion of a new appendix, Appendix B, which focuses on common logical fallacies and structuring local arguments, and material relating to a multitude of emergent information technology developments and controversies. This title is also available digitally as a standalone Pearson eText. This option gives students affordable access to learning materials, so they come to class ready to succeed.
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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

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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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Information Society Studies

Author: Alistair S. Duff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131779799X

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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We are often told that we are "living in an information society" or that we are "information workers." But what exactly do these claims mean, and how might they be verified? In this important methodological study, Alistair S. Duff cuts through the rhetoric to get to the bottom of the "information society thesis." Wide-ranging in coverage, this study will be of interest to scholars in information science, communication and media studies and social theory. It is a key text for the newly-unified specialism of information society studies, and an indispensable guide to the future of this discipline.
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Reforming Reference

Guidelines for Librarian

Author: Ratan Kumar Khan,Bhubaneswar Chakrabarti,Swapna Banerjee

Publisher: Mittal Publications

ISBN: 9788170999485

Category: Electronic reference services (Libraries)

Page: 138

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This Book Is For Advanced Students In Library And Information Science And Practising Reference Librarians. Provides An Overview Of The Concepts And Processes Behind The Current Reference Services On The Philosophic Rationale For The Reference Services, Nature Of Effective Conversation, The Challenges Of Web, Features Of Remote Reference Services Etc. Contributes Towards Quality Reference Service.
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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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Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security

Author: Quigley, Marian

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591409888

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 696

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Rapid technological advancement has given rise to new ethical dilemmas and security threats, while the development of appropriate ethical codes and security measures fail to keep pace, which makes the education of computer users and professionals crucial. The Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security is an original, comprehensive reference source on ethical and security issues relating to the latest technologies. Covering a wide range of themes, this valuable reference tool includes topics such as computer crime, information warfare, privacy, surveillance, intellectual property and education. This encyclopedia is a useful tool for students, academics, and professionals.
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