Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age / Edition 4

Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age / Edition 4

by Joseph Migga Kizza
     
 

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

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Overview

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849960373
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
03/23/2010
Series:
Texts in Computer Science Series
Edition description:
4th ed. 2010
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1Introduction to Social and Ethical Computing
2Morality and the Law
3Ethics, Technology, and Value
4Ethics and the Professions
5Anonymity, Security, Privacy, and Civil Liberties
6Intellectual Property Rights and Computer Technology
7Social Context of Computing
8Software Issues: Risks and Liabilities
9Computer Crimes
10New Frontiers for Computer Ethics: Artificial Intelligence, Cyberspace, and Virtual Reality
11Cyberspace and Cyberethics
AThe Digital Millennium Copyright Act
BThe Federal False Claims Act
C: Projects
Index

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