CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Computing technology is constantly evolving and changing, developing and
consolidating its position as a vital component of our lives. It no longer
plays a minor part in society – it is embedded in, and affects, all aspects of
life, from education to healthcare to war. Dealing with the implications of
this is a major challenge, and one that can impact upon us, both personally and
professionally. As a consequence, it is vital that all in the computing
industry make wise decisions regarding their conduct.
Using case studies and discussion topics drawn from entertaining real world
examples, Pandora’s Box examines the background of a wide range of vital
contemporary issues, encouraging readers to examine the social, legal and
ethical challenges they will face in their own careers.
Written in an engaging style and packed with international examples, this book
addresses topics which have come to the forefront of public consciousness in
recent years, such as online crime, piracy and peer to peer file sharing.
Comprehensive coverage is provided of digital entertainment, censorship and
privacy issues, presenting a rich source of context in which to consider
Suitable for students on computer science degree programmes, as well as those
taking IT related modules on other courses which consider the impact of
technology on 21 st century living, Pandora’s Box is an essential read and a
unique and timely textbook.