Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age

Joseph Migga Kizza, Joseph Kizza


Rapid advances in computing and information science often outpace society's ability to adapt its moral and legal codes. Different computing paradigms applied to the same ethical issues can often lead to conflicting confusions.

This second edition examines ethical, social, and policy challenges stemming from the emergence of cyberspace, the convergence of telecommunications, and other information handling products. The book broadly surveys thought-provoking questions about the impact of these new technologies, with particular emphasis on the growth of the Internet, artificial intelligence, cyberspace, and virtual reality.

Topics and features:

* Describes how changes in information technology influence morality and the law.

* Surveys the history of computing and the recent evolution of computer crimes

* Incorporates recent requirements for computer science curricula

* Assess workplace concerns related to privacy, surveillance, and virtual offices

* Contains numerous discussion and research projects on all presented material

* Considers what should be covered in a professional code of conduct of IT professionals

* Offers a pertinent discussion on civil liberties, harassment, and discrimination..

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