Texts in Computer Science

Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age

Authors: Kizza, Joseph Migga

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  • 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 cyberbullying and the Internet of Things
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About this Textbook

This engaging and thought-provoking textbook examines the ethical, social, and policy challenges arising from our rapidly and continuously evolving computing technology, ranging from the Internet to the ubiquitous portable devices we use to access it. The text emphasizes the need for a strong ethical framework for all applications of computer science and engineering in our professional and personal life.

This thoroughly revised and updated sixth edition features two new chapters covering online harassment and cyberbullying, and the complex issues introduced by the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Topics and 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 ethical, cultural and economic realities of mobile telecommunications, computer social network ecosystems, and virtualization technology; reviews issues of property rights, responsibility and accountability relating to information technology and software; explores the evolution of electronic crime, network security, and computer forensics; introduces the new frontiers of ethics: virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and the Internet; discusses the security quagmire of the IoT, and the growing threat of bullying facilitated by electronic technology (NEW); provides exercises, objectives, and issues for discussion with every chapter.

This extensive textbook/reference addresses the latest curricula requirements for understanding the cultural, social, legal, and ethical issues in computer science and related fields, and offers invaluable advice for industry professionals wishing to put such principles into practice.

About the authors

Dr. Joseph Migga Kizza is a Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA.  He is also the author of the successful Springer title Guide to Computer Network Security.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-70712-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70711-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: February 7, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88982-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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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
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70712-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70712-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70711-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88982-5
Series ISSN
1868-0941
Edition Number
6
Number of Pages
XXII, 413
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations
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