Computer Ethics, Summer 2017
Corboy 302, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Class 11 Readings
Finish reading the remaining sections of Chapter 4, especially 4.6 on
Start reading Chapter 5 on Computer Crime.
The main course notes are in the Notes Organized by Topic
section on the main web page. Reading assignments, comments on the class
discussion and occasional special notices are in these week-by-week notes.
What is the matter with Europe:
A $2.73 billion fine for Google's abuse of their market position? Antitrust
is serious stuff, but read closely to see what the issue is. It isn't that
Google is directing searchers to their own shopping sites; it's that they
are withdrawing attention from "other" price-comparison sites, by
offering sponsored (paid) links to shopping sites. But price-comparison
sites are pretty useless.
Demo: let's google for "3-quart
Here's Google's response: blog.google/topics/google-europe/european-commission-decision-shopping-google-story.
And here's an article on Margrethe
New ransomware: nytimes.com/2017/06/27/technology/ransomware-hackers.html.
Another take on jobs in the post-automation age:
The article refers to this as emotional labor. It includes
traditional caregiving roles, but also anyone else whose job fundamentally
involves negotiating with others: flight attendants, police, attorneys, etc.
Do you think the patent system protects startups?
Some Software Patents:
Finish PTO review of NTP patents