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Ethical issues in cyberspacePresentation Transcript
Explain what cyberspace means; Cite at least three ethical issues in the use ofcyberspace; Take an informed stand on the issue oncyberspace as boon or bane; and Describe efforts at cyberspace protection.
Understanding CyberspaceThe space which shrouds the earth iselectrically charged. The streak of lightning in ourskies shows the powerful, oftendestructive, electrical energy around us.However, man the fashioner, has learn to tapnatural resources like fire, air for his benefit.Therefore, man has enlivened his cities withlight, supply potable water to homes, and hastapped the air for leisure, travel andcommunication.
The Positive Role of Information andCommunication Technology
3 Main Types Issues with EthicalImplications
Unethical and Illegal Practice ExamplesIllegal Information: Fraudulent information, violation of privacy,false rumors, obscene information, libelousinformation, civil rights violation, gamblinginformation.Prejudicial Information: False rumors, drug information, sexinformation, violent information.Infringement on Privacy and Security: e.g. The publication of the toplessphotograph of the Duchess of Cambridgewhich was in the news recently.
Conclusion:1. Cyberspace is used to describe the virtual world ofcomputers. For example, an object in cyberspacerefers to a block of data floating around a computersystem or network of computers . So, after sendingan email to your friend you could say you sent themessage to her through cyberspace.2. Cyberspace is both a boon and a curse. It isdelivering untold benefits toindividuals, businesses, government and society as awhole. But it is also tool and a target for those withmore evil intensions.3. A lot of measure have been introduced to protect ICTusers.