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Sara Baase : A Gift of Fire

Author: Sara Baase
Title: A Gift of Fire
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Date: 2002-06-15
ISBN: 0130082155
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Weight: 1.45 pounds
Size: 6.9 x 9.1 x 0.8 inches
Edition: 2
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For courses in Computer Ethics and Computers & Society. This text explores social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional and economic implications of computing from a computer scientist's point of view. It covers the issues students will face both as members of a technological society and as professionals in computer-related fields. One of its goals is to develop computer professionals who understand the implications of what they create and how it fits into society at large--another is to help students outside of computer science understand the issues and controversies generated by computers and the Internet. Review
This book is a comprehensive look at various issues which are at the forefront of the information revolution: computers and privacy, censorship on the net, protection of intellectual property, encryption policy, computer crime, and the risks associated with unexpected computer failures. Sara Baase does a good job of balancing these controversies with various points of view, and offering perspective and solutions. Although this book is meant for academic use, it's extremely accessible.

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