This engaging and thought-provoking textbook examines the ethical, social, and policy challenges arising from our rapidly and continuously evolving computing technology, ranging from the Internet to the ubiquitous portable devices we use to access it. The text emphasizes the need for a strong ethical framework for all applications of computer science and engineering in our professional and personal life.
This thoroughly revised and updated sixth edition features two new chapters covering online harassment and cyberbullying, and the complex issues introduced by the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Topics and features: establishes a philosophical framework and analytical tools for discussing moral theories and problems in ethical relativism; offers pertinent discussions on privacy, surveillance, employee monitoring, biometrics, civil liberties, harassment, the digital divide, and discrimination; examines the ethical, cultural and economic realities of mobile telecommunications, computer social network ecosystems, and virtualization technology; reviews issues of property rights, responsibility and accountability relating to information technology and software; explores the evolution of electronic crime, network security, and computer forensics; introduces the new frontiers of ethics: virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and the Internet; discusses the security quagmire of the IoT, and the growing threat of bullying facilitated by electronic technology (NEW); provides exercises, objectives, and issues for discussion with every chapter.
This extensive textbook/reference addresses the latest curricula requirements for understanding the cultural, social, legal, and ethical issues in computer science and related fields, and offers invaluable advice for industry professionals wishing to put such principles into practice.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 History Of Computing
Chapter 2 Morality And The Law
Chapter 3 Ethics And Ethical Analysis
Chapter 4 Ethics And The Professions
Chapter 5 Anonymity, Security, Privacy, And Civil Liberties
Chapter 6 Intellectual Property Rights And Computer Technology
Chapter 7 Social Context Of Computing
Chapter 8 Software Issues: Risks And Liabilities
Chapter 9 Computer Crimes
Chapter 10 New Frontiers For Computer Ethics: Artificial Intelligence
Chapter 11 New Frontiers For Computer Ethics: Virtualization And Virtual Reality
Chapter 12 New Frontiers For Computer Ethics: Cyberspace
Chapter 13 Cyberbullying
Chapter 14 Internet Of Things (Iot): Growth, Challenges, And Security
Chapter 15 Ethical, Privacy, And Security Issues In The Online Social Network Ecosystems
Chapter 16 Mobile Systems And Their Intractable Social, Ethical And Security Issues
Chapter 17 Computer Crime Investigations And Ethics
Chapter 18 Biometric Technologies And Ethics