Computer Ethics, Sum 2023

Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00-7:30+

Class 6 Readings

Before class 6, finish reading chapter 1 of Baase and read the first three sections of chapter 4.


    Theories of Privacy
    Section 230

paper 1, revision due 6/10

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Privacy from commercial interests

Section 230: Batzel v Cremers

Section 230(c)(2) says this:

No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be held liable on account of—
(A) any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected; 

Note that Facebook is less worried about content that is "lewd" or "lascivious" as they are about content that its users simply find unpleasant, and which leads them to use Facebook less.