Cybersins and Digital Good Deeds: A Book About Technology and Ethics

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Taylor & Francis, 2007 - Computers - 187 pages
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The A-to-Z source on cyberethics—the responsible use of technology!

What is safe and responsible behavior for using the Internet? Cybersins and Digital Good Deeds: A Book About Technology and Ethics provides a comprehensive look at the innovative—and sometimes unscrupulous—world of rapidly evolving technology and the people who use it. This encyclopedic source helps even the most technology-challenged understand various facets relating to the use and misuse of technology in today’s society. Topics are organized A-to-Z for easy reference, with selections chosen because of historical importance, present relevance, and the likelihood of future impact. Privacy, security, censorship, and much, much more are discussed in detail to reveal the ethical complexities of each issue.

Harmful and illegal cyber behavior can manifest quickly in several ways in today’s digital world. Keeping up with the shifts and advances in technology, its applications, and how it affects you can be difficult. Cybersins and Digital Good Deeds reviews the latest trends in computer technology and the impact it has on the way we live. This extensive book provides easy-to-understand explanations of tech terms, while clearly examining the current ethical issues surrounding different aspects of technology and its use in positive or destructive actions. Discussions include issues concerning general use, business, entertainment, multimedia development, and education.

The broad range of ethical topics in Cybersins and Digital Good Deeds includes:
  • advertising in school
  • the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its impact upon technology in schools
  • blogging and free speech
  • bride scams
  • video voyeurism
  • censorship and filtering
  • cheating in school using technology
  • Child Online Protection Act
  • Child Pornography Prevention Act (CPPA)
  • computer addiction
  • crackers, lamers, and phreaks
  • cyberbullying
  • cyberchondriacs
  • disinhibition
  • domain hijacking
  • Online auction fraud
  • elder care and technology
  • Google Bombing
  • identity theft
  • pornography
  • media and cognitive development
  • movie duplication
  • sharing audio files
  • online gambling
  • pyramid schemes
  • the Patriot Act
  • phishing
  • podcasting
  • Project Gutenberg
  • RFID tracking
  • spyware
  • technolust
  • Trojan horses and viruses
  • much, much more!

Cybersins and Digital Good Deeds is a perfect at-your-fingertips source for questions you may have on the jargon and the ethical use or misuse of technology. This book is perfect for business people; high school, public, and academic librarians; library science professors, education professors, students, or anyone needing clarification of issues related to technology and information ethics.

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