CS 349: Contemporary Issues in CS CS 301k: Foundations of Logical Thought Elaine Rich Alan Cline Free Rice
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Professional Ethics Your first job after graduation is system administrator for a 200 person privately held manufacturing company. The president/owner sends this message to the employees: I want to encourage each of you to make comments to me about any facet of our
operation you care to. Your response should be made through our anonymizer program so that your identity will not be disclosed The president/owner finds one response saying: This company sucks. The only way I find to retaliate for the way I have been treated is sabotage. Every tenth part I turn out is defective.
The president/owner insists that you examine the computer usage records to determine the identity of the alleged saboteur. What should you do? iClickers
http://www1.iclicker.com/ Vacuums and Muddles Conceptual muddles
Policy vacuums Vacuums and Muddles Computer programs become economically significant assets. Policy vacuum: How should this intellectual property be
protected? Conceptual muddle: What is a program? Is it text? Is it an invention? Is it mathematics?
Vacuums and Muddles Email Policy vacuum: Should the privacy of email communication be protected? Conceptual muddle: What is email? Is it more like a: letter, or a
postcard? Vacuums and Muddles E Cigs Vacuums and Muddles
E Cigs More on E Cigs Vacuums and Muddles E Cigs
Policy vacuum: How should they be regulated? Can they advertise? Who can by them? Conceptual muddle: What are they: Cigarettes Drug delivery vehicles Something else
Vacuums and Muddles No Yes
Then ???? Now
What Do They Have the Right to Do? Warrant-less demands for cell location data: Is raw location data protected by your right to privacy in the same way that the content of what you say on your phone is?
Conceptual muddle: what is cell location? Policy vacuum: Can the police get it without a warrant? Vacuums and Muddles
Are ISPs common carriers? Provide equal service to everyone. Are not responsible for content. Vacuums and Muddles The police confiscate your laptop, hoping to find
incriminating evidence. But youve encrypted it. Policy vacuum: Can the police force you to decrypt it? Conceptual muddle: Does the 5th Amendment protect you from being forced to incriminate yourself? Or is this the same as the requirement that, if the police show up
at your house with a warrant, you must unlock the door? Protecting Sources Policy vacuum: Must a blogger reveal sources? Conceptual muddle:
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/04/too-much-media/ http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/2011/06/blogger-must-revealsources-says-nj.html Cyberwarfare Jus ad bellum: Article 2(4) of the UN Charter prohibits every nation from
using the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations. . Conceptual muddle: What constitutes use of force: Launching a Trojan horse that disrupts military communication?
Hacking a billboard to display porn to disrupt traffic? Hacking a C&C center so it attacks its own population? Example Essays What I Have Lived For Whats Right?
Income Disparity in the Face of Labor Displace ment by Technology or What Happens When/I f There Arent Any Jobs Left for People? The Video Project
http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/ear/cs349/VideosAsExamples/ And the Oscar Goes to CS 301k Foundations of Logical Thought
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