Chapter 6: Social and Ethical Issues
The concepts and
ideas with which you should be familiar are included in the chapter
6 checklist. Print out the checklist to use as a study/notes
guide while working through the chapter.
this chapter, we examine a number of ethical issues related to information
values that systems and devices embody are not simply a function
of their objective shapes. We must also study the complex interplay
between the system or device, those how built it, what they had
in mind, its conditions of use, and the natural, cultural, social,
and political context in which it is embedded—for all these factors
may feature in an account of the values embodied in it.
Computer Systems Embody Values," Computer 34, no. 3 (March 2001): 120.
Napster, MP3 music, electronic books, copyright violations, software
personal data collection, cookies, anonymous surfing, employee monitoring
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Vices on the net
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Do the benefits outweigh the costs?
When to buy a new, faster computer
What are the opportunities and threats that result from incorporating
information technology with voting and other election tasks?