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‘hanging out the dirty linen’ to delve into the ethics of IT’s role in society.

In the first part of the novel You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier, Lanier targeted on what he calls ‘cybernetic totalism‘, which is the theory of the things like the Singularity, when people upload themselves to the internet. He also presented his concern that the web 2.0 and social networking may be a cause of […]

Hi all, Well after quite a lot of theory finally some practical assignments – where you will learn through doing. Phewww – follow the instructions for your assignment for the next couple of weeks. Part 1 Today we discussed the use of Photo Manipulation and its social and ethical issues in a variety of scenarios. […]

While I suppose a title seems overly melodramatic, it actually does describe the occasion, a carnage. Lets have a look at the post op report in an even more dramatic manner! Dossier: The Mission: To sucessfully defend wiki-leaks in a debate with another school. The Date: 29-11-2010, 1130 hours The Location: Cisco Systems, [REDACTED] The […]

Remix – Update Three

Well, this is my third required blog post (out of three) to review my little book experience. It seems that everybody else is still at post number one, so I’m not sure who’s doing the right thing here… Anyway, I finally completed Remix and now I can report the final conclusion about how a ‘hybrid […]

Remix – Update Two

Having read the first and second (of three) parts, my third post about Remix by Lawrence Lessig can only summarise so much. What I have read is building up to the final part, which will most likely reveal this ‘hybrid economy’ that is being written about. He has given many examples where businesses seem so […]

Remix – Update One

Fats Million is reading Remix by Lawrence Lessig! Thank you, Slowpoke. In my first update with the book I am reading for ITGS, Lessig has already delved into the topic of a ‘hybrid economy’ to combat piracy. As he has written, many people believe that “Either Hollywood will win or The Net will win” the […]

“For more than a decade, we’ve been waging a war on our kids in the name of the 20th Century’s model of “copyright law.” In this, the last of his books about copyright, Lawrence Lessig maps both a way back to the 19th century, and to the promise of the 21st. Our past teaches us […]

The writer of a worm that can enter jailbroken iPhones has accepted a job to be a hacker full time. Although he will be doing his work for good, are iPhone owners so happy about the situation? For more information, visit this link. I believe that this article will be a good choice for my […]

The UK Government’s Plan to disconnect filesharers from the internet has been met with deserved criticism. This plan directly interferes with the ITGS Social & Ethical Issue of Privacy & Anonymity; as it will force ISPs to report illegal activity and ultimately disconnect users; but in a more realistic sense deals with Intellectual Property. The […]

P4P is the new kid on the filesharing block. P4P is a new technology that will make filesharing applications that makes torrenting and peer to peer transfering alot cheaper and faster. But is this neccissarily a good thing? P4P is basically an improved version of P2P. P4P works just liek P2P except it focuses on […]

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