A Gift of Fire : Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Computing / Edition 1

A Gift of Fire : Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Computing / Edition 1

by Sara Baase
     
 

ISBN-10: 0134587790

ISBN-13: 9780134587790

Pub. Date: 12/17/1996

Publisher: Pearson Education

This book provides in-depth discussion of how computers change established institutions and social conventions as well as how organizations and governments adapt to and attempt to control computer technology. Its goal is to develop computer professionals who understand the implications of what they create and how it fits into society at large.  See more details below

Overview

This book provides in-depth discussion of how computers change established institutions and social conventions as well as how organizations and governments adapt to and attempt to control computer technology. Its goal is to develop computer professionals who understand the implications of what they create and how it fits into society at large.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780134587790
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
12/17/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
7.07(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Unwrapping the Gift1
2Privacy and Personal Information35
3Encryption and Interception of Communications97
4Can We Trust the Computer?135
5Freedom of Speech in Cyberspace192
6Intellectual Property234
7Computer Crime280
8Computers and Work328
9Broader Issues on the Impact and Control of Computers364
10Professional Ethics and Responsibilities400
Epilogue437
The Software Engineering Code and the ACM Code439
Index454

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