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Pandora's box : social and professional issues of the information age

Author: Andrew A Adams; Rachel J McCrindle
Publisher: Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Pandora's Box' presents the current social, ethical and legal issues raised by the constant advance of technology. Through case studies and discussion topics, the authors examine the background of a wide range of contemporary issues from digital entertainment and education, to censorship and privacy issues in the 'Information Age."
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew A Adams; Rachel J McCrindle
ISBN: 9780470065532 0470065532
OCLC Number: 137325218
Description: xxix, 635 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Emergence and convergence of technologies --
3. Digital entertainment --
4. Censorship and freedom of speech --
5. Sex and technology --
6. Governance of the internet --
7. Privacy and surveillance --
8. Information age warfare --
9. Technology and the human body --
10. Professionalism in IT --
11. Online crime and real punishment --
12. Patents and copyright --
13. Unwanted electronic attentions --
14. Education and online learning --
15. Living and working in a wired world --
App. Ethical analysis.
Responsibility: Andrew A. Adams and Rachel J. McCrindle.
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