9780136008484

A Gift of Fire Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing and the Internet

  • ISBN 13:

    9780136008484

  • ISBN 10:

    0136008488

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/27/2007
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

KEY BENEFIT: Baase explores timely social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional and economic implications of computing from a computer scientist's perspective.KEY TOPICS: Coverage of the issues readers face both as members of a technological society and as professionals in computer-related fields. Adds new information on phenomena such as the growth of amateur work on the Web, blogs, video sharing, collaborative works (such as Wikipedia), and social networking. Includes new privacy topics such as cameras in cell phones, access to our search queries and all sorts of data we put on the Web, social networking, location tracking, high-tech surveillance systems, and some anti-terrorism programs. Updated chapters on intellectual property, professional ethics and responsibilities, and crime.MARKET: A useful reference for computer science professionals or anyone interested in learning more about computing technology and its arising issues.

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