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Unformatted text preview: on the rise. Table 1.1 shows, the explosive growth of reported incidents of cyber attacks, most of which are virus attacks. The Case for Computer Ethics Education What is Computer Ethics – According to James H. Moore, who is believed to have first According coined the phrase "computer ethics", computer ethics is the analysis of the nature and social impact of computer technology and the corresponding formulation and justification of policies for the ethical use of such technology . the – Moore's definition focuses on the human actions that are routed Moore's in computer technology or influenced by computer technology. In other words, it is a study, an analysis of the values of human actions influenced by computer technology. Computer influence on human actions is widespread throughout the decision making process preceding the action. – We are looking for a way to deal with these problems, probably We through education. So the definition of computer ethics, as outlines by Moore, gives us a starting point on this long journey. Why You Should Study Computer Ethics – Moore’s contention is that the central task of computer ethics, in Moore’s decision making processes that involve computer technology, should be to “determine what should be done” whenever there is a policy vacuum. Moore first observed that there are times when policy vacuums are created in the decision making processes, especially those that involve processes in which computer technology is ‘essentially involved’. – It is difficult to fully explain the cause of these vacuums, but one can say It that they are mainly caused by the ‘confusion’ between the known policies and what is presented. – Moore tries to explain these muddles by a software example. Software Moore offers a multiplicities of choices to the decision maker by computer technology, which can result in policy vacuums. – Several other factors contribute to the creation of these muddles. It is Several likely that computer users, especially computer professionals, may be unprepared to deal effectively with the ethical issues that arise in their places of work and everywhere else computers and computer related technology is used. – So naturally one would come to a conclusion that since we cannot stop So computer technology which causes these muddles, we need a plan of action that will work with the changing computing technology and at the same time deal with the ethical issues that do arise. We need computer ethics education. – There are two schools of thought. One school, There believes in the study of computer ethics as remedial moral education. – The other schools believes in computer ethics The education not as a moral education but as a field worthy of study in its own right. worthy – But for it to exist as a separate independent field of study, there must be a unique domain for computer ethics distinct from the domain for moral education, distinct even from the domains of oth...
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