The Internet and widespread use of blogging, email, social media and e-commerce have foregrounded new, complex moral issues and dilemmas. Likewise, modern technologies and social networks have brought numerous challenges to legal systems, which have difficulty keeping up with borderless global information technologies. The fully revised and updated Fifth Edition of Cyberethics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace offers an in-depth and comprehensive examination of the social costs and moral issues emerging from ever-expanding use of the Internet and new information technologies. Focusing heavily on content control, free speech, intellectual property, and security, Cyberethics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace provides legal and philosophical discussions of these critical issues.
The updated Fifth Edition includes new sections on Floridi’s Macroethics, gatekeepers and search engines, censorship, anti-piracy legislation, patents, and smartphones. Real-life case studies, including all-new examples focusing on Google, Facebook, video games, reader’s rights, and the Lulz Sec Hackers, provide real-world context. Ideal for undergraduate computer ethics courses as well as a general readership, Cyberethics is an excellent resource for students and laypeople alike.
•Additional and revised content on P2P networks, hacktivists, cybercrime, a user's ability to control and monitor cookies in IE, mobilization data, online surveillance, threats posed by social networking, invasive commercial initiatives, Wikileaks, and more.
•Examines the threat of the Internet on our privacy as consumers and employees, with a focus on covert information gathering, the use of "Cookies" and spyware.
•End-of-chapter questions and case studies encourage critical thinking
•Discusses the common ethical and public policy problems that have arisen and how technology or law would propose to solve these issues
•Provides an unbiased review of Internet governance regulations