Ethics in the information age

Tuffley, David and Antonio, Amy (2016) Ethics in the information age. Australian Quarterly , Jan - March 2016 (Ethics- Special Ed). pp. 19-24. ISSN 1443-3605

Abstract

Most Internet users love what they can do with it; access information on any conceivable topic at almost the speed of light. It is enormously useful at making everyday life easier, but there is also the dark side. Spies, paedophiles and drug dealers; a whole cast of shadowy figures lurking in virtual back alleys. George Orwell’s dystopian vision of 1984 seems prescient; governments and others now have a window into almost everything we do. Our public and private lives open to scrutiny. It conjures the unsavoury image of a voyeur peering in at one’s window, camera in hand.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 00:33
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 00:33
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220102 Business Ethics
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950402 Business Ethics
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28707

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