Month: October 2017

Digital Privacy: Leibniz 2.0

In 1963, Chief Justice Earl Warren called the ‘fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication’ a danger to the privacy of the individual. If we use the privacy torts as developed in Ameri...

By Design

A design ethical fiction   In lieu of an abstract a few words of warning. This story was originally written as a fanfiction. It has been cleared from explicit sex scenes, but might still challeng...

Why We Should Have Seen That Coming

Comments on Microsoft’s Tay “Experiment,” and Wider Implications In this paper we examine the case of Tay, the Microsoft AI chatbot that was launched in March, 2016. After less than 24 hours, Microsof...

From a Science Fiction to the Reality

Cyborg Ethics in Japan This study deals with young people’s attitudes towards and social acceptance of “cyborg technology” including wearables and insideables (or implantable devices) to enhance human...

Privacy and Brain-Computer Interfaces: method and interim findings

Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) are emerging technologies that acquire and translate neural data, applying that data to the control of other systems. Privacy has been identified as an ethical issue p...

Dynamic Technology Challenges Static Codes of Ethics

A Case Study We describe the process of changing and the changes being suggested for the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. In addition to addressing the technical and ethical basis for the ...

Ethical questions related to using netnography as research method

Netnography is a relatively new research method, which adapts research techniques of ethnography to study cultures and communities through computer-mediated communications. It has become a popular res...

Exploring simulated game worlds

Ethics in the No Man’s Sky Archaeological Survey No Man’s Sky is an open world space procedural exploration game which allows players to traverse space in space ships, land on and explore planets. A g...

Callisto As a Value Agent

How This Online Site for College Sexual Assault Reporting Extends Value Design In this paper, we offer a case study of Callisto, an online site for sexual assault reporting, to highlight innovations i...

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