Computers, Ethics and Social Values

Computers, Ethics and Social Values

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For college students, computer professionals, policy makers, and other individuals who see the increasing significance of computing and information technologies and are concerned about their effects on social values.

This is a book deals with the ethical and social issues arising from the development and deployment of computers in society. A wide diversity of opinions and perspectives are presented. The text offers a balance between theoretical analysis, and describes real-life cases. It's scope and purpose is to raise interest in and awareness of the issues, and to encourage readers to think about how the power of computer technology may be used to benefit and not to harm, and to raise the quality of life of all members of our society.
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  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 165.1 x 234.7 x 31.5mm | 1,020.17g
  • Pearson
  • Englewood Cliffs, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0131031104
  • 9780131031104

Table of contents

1. What is Computer Ethics?

2. Crime, Abuse, and Hacker Ethics.

3. Ownership of Computer Software.

4. Privacy and Databases.

5. Computers and Risk.

6. Liability, Professional Responsibility, and Codes.

Moral Responsibility and Legal Liability.

Professional Responsibility and Codes.

7. The Networked World.
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