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

“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 […]

Today studies showed that identity theft is not much of a concern to young adults. With technological advances, young adults are spending more time online-putting themselves at a high risk of exposing sensitive information. People between the ages of 18 and 29 experienced the highest levels of identity theft victimization-31 percent of total thefts-according to […]

[seetheface id=”1″] Excuse the dodgy video introduction above…but hopefully it will have intoduced you to your one-stop-shop, of information for your Information Technology in a Global Society course. Whether you are in the first or second year of your course I will be posting news stories, homework items, research help, video resources and much more […]

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