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

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 […]

A recent article by BBC News states that the Chinese government is still firm in their choices of Internet censorship. While most countries keep blocked websites to a minumum, China is known for being ruthless in what the public can and cannot see online. Examples include social networking sites such as Facebook for allowing free […]

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 […]

A recent story in the news has been associated with Google Maps. A roofer named Tom Berge scouted for and stole half-inch lead tiles using satellite images on Google Maps. Lead tiles appear darker than others; Berge and his accomplices used this knowledge to make off with an estimated £100,000. Google Maps has had some […]

Image via Wikipedia Yes you have had your time to improve your first portfolio – and I hope you have taken that chance. As it is on to your second portfolio assignment, with the initial research taking place over the next few weeks – GULP! First of all you will need to go back to […]

As i am nearing the end of the book, The Pirate’s Game, i have come to realize many things about pirates and the problems they face. We all can see that pirates , truly, have shaped our society. Various trends, remixes, and acts of piracy force firms to compete with pirate. since pirates are only […]

The article that I found most appropriate for my father’s biggest fear in technology describes the various concepts of Biometric Face Recognition. As a general overview, Biometric Face Recognition is a technique used in modern tracking technology currently under government control. The United Kingdom, as an example, uses this software with the CCTV cameras in […]

In a mere thirty years, technology has changed dramatically. We have  gone from computers the size of rooms to ones that will fit on our laps and run incomparably faster. My father feels that his life would be significantly different had he grown up with the technology we have today… Image from Chilton-Computing.org.uk More information […]

  This article accurately sums up the issues raised by mother surrounding military technology.  The area of impact this article concerns is Politics and Government. With advanced military technology being sold by Russia; the political fears have been brought up involving who should and shouldn’t be allowed to purchase weapons (Iran and Syria in this […]

Arthur R. Miller’s article “ The National Data Center and Personal Privacy” written in 1967 focuses on the new-at-the-time technology of databases and the worries it brings about such as individual freedom and privacy, permanent information that can always be tracked down. All these problems listed by the author relate to the fear of surveillance […]

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