Technologies

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...

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...

Interdependent Privacy

Sharing on online social networks (OSNs) has rapidly emerged as a global phenomenon. Information that users share about one another has great impacts on impression formation, but also poses risks to t...

Is professional practice at risk following the Volkswagen and Tesla motors revelations?

With the world in economic crisis the headlong drive for efficiency and effectiveness together with resulting profit is the watchword. Such pressure might have resulted in real gains but has also led ...

A Review of Value-Conflicts in Cybersecurity

An assessment based on quantitative and qualitative literature analysis Cybersecurity is of capital importance in a world where economic and social processes increasingly rely on digital technology. A...

Smart City Transcendent

Understanding the smart city by transcending ontology This paper provides a conception of the smart city which takes into account what the smart city brings into the world which is new and original.  ...

On the Taxonomy of Social Media Marketing

From the view of Sociomateriality Marketing approaches using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Line in Japan are attracting attention. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to attempt ...

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