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…

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…

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 ability in…

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…

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. Although the primary…

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…

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…

The False Prometheus

Customer Choice, Smart Devices and Trust In the information society of today, privacy is a premium service and user-related information a commodity. This development has gone unnoticed for many, but…