Computer and Web Ethics

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The focus of this research paper will be on computer and web ethics. How computers have impacted us in the last few years and how our web ethics should be. We will be breaking down computer ethics and web ethics. Although many people think that the computer is a very recent development, it actually has a long history that demonstrates how quickly the computer industry changes. History provides a context for how far we have come with computers in a relatively short period of time.

Most importantly, by understanding computer history we can gain a better and deeper understanding of today's computing environment. Since you are reading these words on a computer right now take a moment and look around you. Your mouse, keyboard, monitor, and even the icons on your screen all have a history. This history shapes our lives and influences the way we interact with the world. Bowles M. (2010)

What is computer ethics we might ask ourselves? “Computer ethics is a new branch of ethics that is growing and changing rapidly as computer technology also grows and develops. The term "computer ethics" is open to interpretations both broad and narrow. On the one hand, for example, computer ethics might be understood very narrowly as the efforts of professional philosophers to apply traditional ethical theories like utilitarianism, Kantianism, or virtue ethics to issues regarding the use of computer technology”. Bynum, T (2001)

“Computer ethics today is rapidly evolving into a broader and even more important field, which might reasonably be called "global information ethics". Global networks like the Internet and especially the world-wide-web are connecting people all over the earth. As Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska per...

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