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Digital alienation as the foundation of online privacy concerns
Dainow B. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 45(3): 109-117, 2015. Type: Article
The issue of digital alienation, or alienation online, is discussed in this paper, specifically in terms of the Marxist concept of alienation, historically based on the realm of the factory, where labor activity is “coerced into alienated fo...
Aug 1 2016
Between insanity and love
Asai R. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 45(3): 154-158, 2015. Type: Article
The premise of this paper is that humans can have legitimate feelings of love or sexual desire for nonorganic objects, specifically robots or graphical constructions such as avatars. This claim, according to the authors, is justified both philosop...
Feb 9 2016
The NSA and Edward Snowden: surveillance in the 21st century
Verble J. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 44(3): 14-20, 2014. Type: Article
There have been many works about surveillance issues in the modern Information Age, especially connected to privacy in a world of ever-growing information technology (IT) use in tracing an individual, group, or organization. They are not only abou...
Nov 30 2015
A synthesized definition of computer ethics
Hall B. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 44(3): 21-35, 2014. Type: Article
“This paper presents details of a content analysis study that analyzed definitions of computer ethics,” because consensus is lacking on the meaning of the term. The research began with 30 “explicit definitions” of the term ...
Dec 30 2014
Cloudsweeper and data-centric security
Snyder P., Kanich C. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 44(2): 8-10, 2014. Type: Article
Internet users want their data on the Internet--for example, emails and Facebook data--to be well protected against malicious attacks. Current technologies either use end-to-end encryption for all data in the user’s Internet accoun...
Nov 20 2014
The error of futurism: prediction and computer ethics
Horner D. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 32(7): 42004. Type: Article
Computer ethics seeks to reduce the unintended or undesirable consequences of technology through accurate prediction. In this paper, Horner argues that predictive modeling does not provide any protection against future risk. Rather, he argues that...
Apr 30 2004
Resolving Webuser on the fly
Parthasarathy P., Krishnaiah M. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 32(2): 4-9, 2002. Type: Article
This work is difficult to summarize because of a lack of clarity in the presentation. The irrelevant title, abstract, and first sections give no concrete hints, and then the paper leaps into the algorithms used by a prototype implementation. Ther...
Oct 14 2002
Imagination, truth and possible consequentialism
Artz J. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 31(3): 32-34, 2001. Type: Article
In this short essay, the author develops the argument that in an age of rapid change, history provides poor guidelines, and imagination is the way to outline potential futures and provide a choice for action. He goes on to provide a classification...
Jul 2 2002
Beyond numbers and demographics: "experience-near" explorations of the digital divide
Adams R. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 31(3): 5-8, 2001. Type: Article
The focus of the September 2001 issue of
Computers and Society
, the newsletter of the ACM’s special interest group on computers and society, is the digital divide. It contains three papers on this topic, which were also presented at a...
Jun 26 2002
The color of the net: African Americans, race, and cyberspace
Kretchmer S., Carveth R. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 31(3): 9-14, 2001. Type: Article
This significant paper addresses the issues of Web content and the social construction of technology by divergent groups. It reports research based on ethnic focus groups of college students. According to the author, “Content, motivation, an...
Jun 4 2002
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