This book is appropriate for any standalone Computers and Society or Computer Ethics course offered by a computer science, business, or philosophy department, as well as special modules in any advanced CS course.In an era where information technology changes constantly, a thoughtful response to these rapid changes requires a basic understanding of IT history, an awareness of current issues, and a familiarity with ethics. Ethics for the Information Age is unique in its balanced coverage of ethical theories used to analyze problems encountered by computer professionals in today's environment. By presenting provocative issues such as social networking, government surveillance, and intellectual property from all points of view, this market-leading text challenges students to think critically and draw their own conclusions, which ultimately prepares them to become responsible, ethical users of future technologies. Teaching and Learning ExperienceThis program presents a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. It will help:Encourage Critical Thinking: A balanced, impartial approach to ethical issues avoids biased arguments, encouraging students to consider and analyze issues for themselves. Keep Your Course Current and Relevant: A thoughtful response to information technology requires an awareness of current information-technology-related issues. Support Learning: Resources are available to expand on the topics presented in the text.
Brief Table of ContentsPreface xxiii1 Catalysts for Change 1An Interview with Dalton Conley 772 Introduction to Ethics 79An Interview with James Moor 1753 Networked Communications 179An Interview with Michael Liebhold 2654 Intellectual Property 269An Interview with June Besek 3755 Information Privacy 379An Interview with Michael Zimmer 4436 Privacy and the Government 447An Interview with Jerry Berman 5237 Computer and Network Security 527An Interview with Matt Bishop 5938 Computer Reliability 597An Interview with Avi Rubin 6719 Professional Ethics 673An Interview with Paul Axtell 73910 Work and Wealth 743An Interview with Martin Ford 809Appendix A: Plagiarism 813Index 817