Ethics and Technology: Ethical Issues in an Age of Information and Communication Technology

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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.

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  • How is your on-line personal privacy threatened by computer technology?
  • Should sharing music on-line be illegal?
  • When is it permissible to blow the whistle on unreliable software?

Offering thought-provoking insights into these questions and more, Herman Tavani?s ETHICS AND TZECHNOLOGY: Ethical Issues in an Age of Information and Communication Technology introduces readers to the most current issues in the field of cyberethics. The book then goes on to analyze the practical, moral, and legal implications associated with each issues. This book will be of interest to anyone concerned with how ethics plays a role in today?s technologically dependent society.

About the Author:

Herman Tavani is Co-Executive Director of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT) and Secretary/Treasurer of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computers and Society (SIGCAS). Before becoming a full-time professor at Rivier College in New Hampshire, Tavani worked in the computer industry as a software technical writer and writing supervisor.

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