Computer ethics : cautionary tales and ethical dilemmas in computing

TitleComputer ethics : cautionary tales and ethical dilemmas in computing
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsForester, T, Morrison, P
Paginationx, 347 p.
PublisherMIT Press
Place PublishedCambridge, Mass.
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0262560739
Accession Number3641715
Keywordsand , aspects. , Data , Electronic , ethical , Moral , processing
AbstractWritten as an introductory text for students interested in computer ethics, this volume looks at the ethical issues that arise from computer malfunctions and misuse, and discusses the professional issues that have arisen from the computer revolution, such as computer crime, software theft, hacking, viruses, and the invasion of privacy. The book also includes ten hypothetical case studies for group discussion, and copies of professional computing societies' codes of ethics.
Notes(OCoLC)ocm28221717Tom Forester and Perry Morrison.ill. ; 24 cm.Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-331) and index.Introduction : social, ethical, and professional issues in computing -- Computer crime -- Software theft -- Hacking and viruses -- Unreliable computers -- The invasion of privacy -- Artificial intelligence and expert systems -- Computerizing the workplace -- Hypothetical scenarios for classroom discussion.
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