This book deals with the major ethical and social implications of computer networking and its technological development. In this book, a number of leading thinkers—philosophers, computer scientists and researchers—address some fundamental questions posed by the new technology.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Network Ethics: Access, Consent, and the informed Community -- The Public-Private Status of Transactions in Computer Networks -- How to Invade and Protect Privacy with Computers -- On Whether a Misuse of Computer Technology Is a Violation of Personal Privacy -- Carts, Horses, and Consent: An Ethical Dilemma for Computer Networking Policy -- What Is a Computer Program in a Network Environment? -- Ethics and the Practice of Science in a Computer Networked Environment -- Ethics in Scientific Research via Networking -- Computer Networks and Normative Change -- Voting in a Computer Networking Environment -- Computers and Moral Responsibility: A Framework for an Ethical Analysis -- Computer Crime: The Worm in the Apple -- The Ethics of Voluntary and Involuntary Disclosure of Company-Private Information
Carol C. Gould, Philosophy, Department of Humanities, Stevens Institute of Technology