Digital Society, Ethics, and Globalization. Living Online Freedom of Speech Privacy Issues Ethics and Social Responsibility Globalization Conclusion. Please discontinue use of cell phone and turn off ringer. Chapter 12. Our Connected World.
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Digital Society, Ethics, and Globalization
Freedom of Speech
Ethics and Social Responsibility
Please discontinue use of cell phone and turn off ringer
IBM employees coordinate teams of project workers from around the globe over high-speed network connections in the Global Services Network Center in Boulder, Colorado
Technology supports an increasingly distributed workforce, where portions of product development may be accomplished in different parts of the world.
12.1 Living Online
Navigating virtual space and real space simultaneously can lead to problems.
Virtual space is the environment that exists in the mind rather than in physical space.
Flash mob at the Louvre, Paris in 2004.
A flash mob is organized via Internet and cell phone for the purpose of some public demonstration.
Ergonomics is the study of the design and positioning of computer equipment for a healthy work environment.
12.2 Freedom of Speech
Consumer-generated media is challenging and complementing traditional mainstream media.
The Internet has been grasped as a tool to empower those who have traditionally been without a public voice.
Discussion: Mainstream Media
Consumer Generated Media
Dan Rather on http://www.cbsnews.com
A blogger interview also see
Top 10 Censored Countries
Chinese army officer oversees internet usage.
Protestors at Stanford against Google’s compliance with censoring in China.
Censorship is when a government or authority controls speech and other forms of expression.
Content-filtering software works withthe Web browser to check each Web site for indecent materials (defined by the installer of the software) and only allows “decent” Web pages to be displayed
U.S. shuts Web site said to reveal nuclear guide
Fri Nov 3, 2006 5:11pm ET
By David Morgan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration closed a government Web site set up to publicly display pre-war Iraqi documents on weapons of mass destruction after experts said its content included details for building a nuclear bomb, officials said on Friday.
Dangerous Information: Some information is censored because it is deemed to be dangerous to the public.
National Security vs. Civil Rights
12.3 Privacy Issues
One of thousands of Chicago’s Police Cameras
liens; deeds; and other sources to develop detailed information about individuals, businesses, and organizations which it then sells to other individuals, businesses, organizations, and even government agencies.
Companies like ChoicePoint collect and combine information from the credit bureaus; public records of numerous local, state, and federal government agencies; telephone records;
12.4 Ethics and Social Responsibility
Retailers rethinking Web sites with blind in mind
Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:10am ET
By Angus Loten,
Some online retailers are rethinking their Web sites in light of a recent federal court ruling that says they must be more accessible to the blind.
In a class-action lawsuit filed in Berkeley, Calif., by the National Federation of the Blind, a federal district court judge ruled that the Target online shopping site, which has no audio component, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and could be sued.
Bangalore, the city at the heart of India's booming information-technology industry
Outsourcingis a business’ use of an outside company to take over portions of its workload.
Offshoringis a business practice that relocates an entire production line to another location, typically in another country, in order to enjoy cheaper labor, lower taxes, and other forms of lower overhead.
The torch is technology. The torch is information. The torch is power, freedom, and responsibility. You may take up this torch to propel yourself forward to meet your personal and professional objectives, to achieve more than you ever thought possible, to impact those around you, your government, your culture, and the world. You may take up this torch to propagate negativity, hate, and dissonance. Or, you may leave this torch for someone else to pick up. The choice is yours.
Chapter 12 Questions?
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