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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 […]

“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 […]

Recently the topic of “Business” and “Employment” have been brought up recently; and on the Guardian theres an interesting story about how an employee stole and sold personal account details to rival firms. Now, this is major as some person just working in a company immediately takes your information and decides to sell it without […]

One major social ethical issue that has appeared in the last 9 years is “How far will we go to protect our society?” Socially, the country I am in seems to have some issues (in the sense that there are marauding teenagers or drunks who decide to tear up a street whether they seems to […]

There has been plenty of news about the link between employment and having a Social Networking account. If a person is applying for a job, many businesses will search for that person’s MySpace or Facebook page, giving them an insight into their personal life. Depending on the content of your pictures, this can make the […]

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 […]

For my article in ITGS, I am looking at the impacts of Social Networking websites in the workplace. There are a few social and ethical issues relating to this topic Firstly, I can relate this to Privacy & Anonymity. This is because Employees’ internet usage is being monitored constantly. Facebook is perceived as a distraction […]

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 […]

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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