This textbook raises thought-provoking questions regarding our rapidly-evolving computing technologies, highlighting the need for a strong ethical framework in our computer science education. Ethics in Computing offers a concise introduction to this topic, distilled from the more expansive Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age. Features: introduces the philosophical framework for analyzing computer ethics; describes the impact of computer technology on issues of security, privacy and anonymity; examines intellectual property rights in the context of computing; discusses such issues as the digital divide, employee monitoring in the workplace, and health risks; reviews the history of computer crimes and the threat of cyberbullying; provides coverage of the ethics of AI, virtualization technologies, virtual reality, and the Internet; considers the social, moral and ethical challenges arising from social networks and mobile communication technologies; includes discussion questions and exercises.
Dr. Joseph Migga Kizza is Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and former Director of the Center for Information Security and Assurance, at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA. He is also the author of the successful Springer title Guide to Computer Network Security, now into its third edition.
Morality and the Law Ethics and Ethical Analysis Ethics and the Professions Anonymity, Security, Privacy, and Civil Liberties Intellectual Property Rights and Computer Technology Social Context of Computing Software Issues: Risks and Liabilities Computer Crimes Cyberbullying New Frontiers for Computer Ethics: Artificial Intelligence Ethical, Privacy and Security Issues in Social Network Ecosystems Elastic Extension Beyond the Traditional Computer Network: Mobile Systems and Intractable Social, Ethical and Security Issues