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

What is the Red Queen Effect?

Delving deeper into the thoughtful book “Liars and Outliers” by Bruce Schneier, this time we move onto the Natural History of Security where Schneier takes us through the course of history, informing us about the origins of security and how its development has affected modern day’s society. Beginning the chapter he begins with “Security is […]

Consistency DOES NOT EQUAL Trustworthiness

Liars & Outliers by Bruce Schneier is a book about trust and how it affects society. Additionally, trust links to security as there are always Liars and Outliers in every society. Society is all based on trust and without it, many big corporations will not be able to function. Business strategist Don Tapscott described trust […]

Well what a great first debate on the interesting article Why Privacy Matters even if You have Nothing to Hide. I think we can all agree that the outcome and winners of the argument were those for the fact that privacy is highly important to us  even if we have nothing to hide – and […]

http://www.cristinajcordova.com/2012/03/oinks-export-tool-data-privacy-breach-download-the-data-of-any-user-5/ This article is related to the social ethical issue which is privacy. The problem arising from this issue is users can access other users personal information which they uploaded to the website just by changing their usernames. This also brings up privacy and anonymity issues too because other users can access other users without […]

The book I have to read for ITGS is ‘Secrets and Lies‘ and I went into this book with  no expectations what so ever. This is because I had never heard of this book and know almost nothing on the subject of digital security. But I was surprised at how the first introduction (there are […]

GST hacks Large Hadron Collider

Soon after the start of the Large Hadron Collider’s computers, the GST(Greek Security team) hacked into the computer controlling one of the most important components for the LHC’s experiment to work. Though no real damage has been done by the hackers, this just emphasizes how vulnerable this high tech pieces of machinery are. This, as […]

  

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