Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age / Edition 5by Joseph Migga Kizza
Pub. Date: 03/31/2013
Publisher: Springer London
"Ethics and Social Issues in the Information Age" examines
Advances in computing and information science are often outpacing the ability of legal systems to keep pace, and different paradigms applied to the same ethical issues can often lead to conflicting conclusions. This continues to apply even in the new post-PC era of miniature information-enabling devices.
"Ethics and Social Issues in the Information Age" examines ethical, social, and policy challenges stemming from the emergence of cyberspace, the convergence of telecommunication and computing technologies, and the miniaturization of computing, telecommunication, and other information-handling products.
The book provides thought-provoking questions about the impact of these new technologies, with particular emphasis placed on the growth of the Internet, artificial intelligence, cyberspace, and virtual reality. It assumes a modest familiarity with basic computer literacy.
Topics and features: *Describes how changes in technology influence morality *Considers what should be covered in a professional code of conduct for IT professionals *Provides a historical survey of computing, cyberspace, and computer crime *Assesses workplace concerns related to privacy, surveillance, and virtual officesv *Offers a pertinent discussion on civil liberties, harassment, and discrimination
Table of ContentsIntroduction to Study of Social and Ethical Computing * Morality and the Law * Ethics, Technology, and Value * Ethics and the Professions * Anonymity, Security, and Privacy * Intellectual Property Rights and Computer Technology * Social Context of Computing * Software Issues: Risks and Liabilities * Computer Crimes * New Frontiers for Ethical Considerations: Artificial Intelligence, Cyberspace and Virtual Reality * Cyberspace and Cyberethics
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