Texts in Computer Science

Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age

Authors: Kizza, Joseph Migga

  • Provides a wide-ranging survey of the impact of new technologies on ethical and social issues
  • Written specifically for undergraduates
  • Thoroughly revised and enhanced new edition, with new chapters on social networks, mobile telecommunications and virtualization technology
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About this Textbook

This new edition examines the ethical, social, and policy challenges stemming from computing and telecommunication technology, and mobile information-enabling devices. 
Features: establishes a philosophical framework and analytical tools for discussing moral theories and problems in ethical relativism; offers pertinent discussions on privacy, surveillance, employee monitoring, biometrics, civil liberties, harassment, the digital divide, and discrimination; examines the new ethical, cultural and economic realities of computer social networks; reviews issues of property rights, responsibility and accountability relating to IT and software; discusses how virtualization technology informs ethical behavior; introduces the frontiers of ethics in VR, AI, and the Internet; surveys the social, moral and ethical value systems in mobile telecommunications; explores the evolution of electronic crime, network security, and computer forensics; provides exercises, objectives, and issues for discussion in every chapter.

About the authors

Dr. Joseph Migga Kizza is Professor and 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 second edition.

Reviews

From the reviews of the fifth edition:

“The book’s 16 chapters start with the history of computing for some reason, along with superficial chapters on morality, law, and ethics. … This book is clearly useful as an introductory textbook. … End-of-chapter references and suggestions for further reading are extensive and helpful in a classroom setting, as are end-of-chapter exercises.” (David Bellin, Computing Reviews, February, 2014)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-4990-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-4989-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $59.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5972-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age
Authors
Series Title
Texts in Computer Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4990-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4990-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4989-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5972-8
Series ISSN
1868-0941
Edition Number
5
Number of Pages
XVIII, 372
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