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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age

Edition 5th Edition
ISBN 9781447159728
Publication Date April 2015
Formats Paperback Hardcover Ebook 
Publisher Springer

This new edition examines the ethical, social, and policy challenges stemming from computing and telecommunication technology, and mobile information-enabling devices. 


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 new ethical, cultural and economic realities of computer social networks; reviews issues of property rights, responsibility and accountability relating to IT and software; discusses how virtualization technology informs ethical behavior; introduces the frontiers of ethics in VR, AI, and the Internet; surveys the social, moral and ethical value systems in mobile telecommunications; explores the evolution of electronic crime, network security, and computer forensics; provides exercises, objectives, and issues for discussion in every chapter.

Dr. Joseph Migga Kizza is Professor and Director of the Center for Information Security and Assurance at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA.  He is also the author of the successful Springer title Guide to Computer Network Security, now into its second edition.

History of Computing
Morality and the Law
Ethics and Ethical Analysis
Ethics and the Professions
Anonymity, Security, Privacy, and Civil Liberties
Intellectual Property Rights and Computer Technology
Social Context of Computing
Software Issues: Risks and Liabilities
Computer Crimes
New Frontiers for Computer Ethics: Artificial Intelligence
New Frontiers for Computer Ethics: Virtualization and Virtual Reality
New Frontiers for Computer Ethics: Cyberspace and Online Social Networks
Ethical, Privacy and Security Issues in the Social Network EcoSystems
Mobile Systems and Intractable Social, Ethical and Security Issues
Computer Crime Investigations – Computer Forensics
Biometrics.

Reviews

From the reviews of the fifth edition:“The book’s 16 chapters start with the history of computing for some reason, along with superficial chapters on morality, law, and ethics. … This book is clearly useful as an introductory textbook. … End-of-chapter references and suggestions for further reading are extensive and helpful in a classroom setting, as are end-of-chapter exercises.” (David Bellin, Computing Reviews, February, 2014)
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