Computer Ethics: A Review

Computer Ethics by Tom Forester and Perry Morrison is a very interesting book about social problems and ethical dilemmas created by computers. Computer crime may include something as innocent as copying software to using a computer to electronically steal money. The invasion of privacy is also a major issue that raises social problems and ethical decisions. Also, artificial intelligence (AI) raises one of the biggest ethical dilemmas ever. Each of these issues and dilemmas produce one major question to the information technology industry according to the authors of this book.
"The central question facing the IT industry is how to reward
innovation without stifling creativity, but ...

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group of dissimilar crimes. The only factor, which groups all of these crimes together is that they all involve the use of a computer. Computer Ethics includes a chapter dedicated to computer crimes and how broad the law is when it comes to computer crimes. This chapter defines computer crime and gives some real life examples of the computer crime that has gone on in the past. One of the largest computer crimes ever discovered is covered in the computer crime chapter. It occurred from 1965 to 1971 and involved an insurance company called Equity Funding Inc. Over this time, Equity Funding Inc. used computers to generate thousands of fake policies that were sold to reinsurance companies for a total of over $27 million. The emergence and dependance upon computers in today's society has resulted in more computer crime than ever. "Computers have created opportunities for crime that never existed before."(2) For the case back from 1965 - 1971, there was no clear law or ...

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