Texts in Computer Science

Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age

Authors: Kizza, Joseph Migga

  • This third edition features three new chapters
  • A highly relevant text that describes how changes in information technology influence morality and the law
  • Offers a pertinent discussion on civil liberties, harassment, and discrimination
  • Assesses workplace concerns related to privacy, surveillance, and virtual offices
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About this Textbook

Ethical dilemmas have risen in number and intensity with the increasing dependence of contemporary society on computers and computer networks. Despite the proliferation of expert remedies, viable solutions to computer security issues remain too elusive, and society continues to suffer at the hands of cyber criminals, vandals, and hackers.

This comprehensive third edition of the successful Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age takes off where the second ended to examine ethical, social, and policy challenges stemming from the emergence of cyberspace, the convergence of telecommunication and computing technologies, and the miniaturalization of computing, telecommunication, and information-enabling devices. This accessible volume broadly surveys thought-provoking questions about the impact of these new technologies, with particular emphasis on the rapid growth of a multitude of computer networks, including the Internet. It assumes only a very modest familiarity with the basic computer literacy.

Topics and features:

• Describes how changes in information technology influence morality and the law

• Provides fundamental discussion of network-security system design and operation to reveal vulnerable areas in computer network infrastructure (NEW chapter)

• Surveys the history of computing and the evolution of computer crimes

• Explores biometric techniques to system access control (NEW chapter)

• Incorporates recent requirements for computer curricula

• Introduces and explores techniques in electronic crime investigation (NEW chapter)

• Assesses workplace concerns related to privacy, surveillance, and virtual offices

• Offers a pertinent discussion on civil liberties, harassment, and discrimination

• Contains chapter-ending exercises, and the author provides instructor classroom support materials and teaching guides at his website

This newly revised text/reference provides an updated discussion of the ethical and social issues that continue to evolve as computing and information technologies proliferate. Students at all levels who need to learn about computer ethics, the legal aspects of computing, network security, computer crime investigation, and biometrics will find this well documented work an invaluable resource. The book is also highly useful for practitioners needing such insights for their work.

Supplementary material can be found at: www.utc.edu/faculty/Joseph-Kizza

Reviews

From the reviews of the third edition:

"It is encouraging to encounter a textbook for undergraduate students that is devoted to information age ethics ... . This third edition contains three new chapters. ... I appreciate Kizza's work in the ethical education of information technology (IT) students. ... Overall, I recommend this very basic ... but significant educational topic as an introductory text." (Brad Reid, Computing Reviews, December, 2008)


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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
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-659-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-659-9
Series ISSN
1868-0941
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXII, 432
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations
Topics