Schlagwort-Archiv: ethics

What does the US government know about you?

Article in “” by Dennis Anon: How much does the US government know about you? It’s not a question easily answered. The US government operates the largest and most advanced spying, surveillance, and data collection programs on the planet. It’s made up of multiple law enforcement and intelligence agencies, some of which operate in secret. The federal government, of course, consists more than two dozen major agencies that perform regular record keeping for operational purposes, such as the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Social Security Administration. more

GDPR, Digital Ethics And What Facebook Should Do

Article in “which-50” by Frank Buytendijk. Zuckerberg did well during the hearings. He did what he had to do, represent his company to the best of his abilities. He did with an admirable patience, answering questions from senators that were mostly not amongst the best informed. “No, we don’t sell data to advertisers”. …read more …


What does it take to be an ethical leader?

Article on LinkedIn Pulse: Ethical business leadership is not a new concept. It is naturally present in well-managed companies but the public expectation of leaders’ behaviour has risen as the public’s trust in business has fallen. This is a global issue and business leaders need to address it because, collectively, business is losing its social licence to operate. …read more


Silicon Valley Is Not Your Friend

Article in “NewYork Times” by Noam Cohen: LATE last month, Mark Zuckerberg wrote a brief post on Facebook at the conclusion of Yom Kippur, asking his friends for forgiveness not just for his personal failures but also for his professional ones, especially “the ways my work was used to divide people rather than bring us together.” He was heeding the call of the Jewish Day of Atonement to take stock of the year just passed as he pledged…read more


Without the humanities, great tech cannot exist. Here’s why

Articlye by the “World Economic Forum”: In 2005, the late writer David Foster Wallace delivered a now-famous commencement address. It starts with the story of the fish in water, who spend their lives not even knowing what water is. They are naively unaware of the ocean that permits their existence, and the currents that carry them. …read more


How Facebook – the Wal-Mart of the internet – dismantled online subcultures

Article in „“: Before the internet, people interested in body modification – not just tattoo and piercing enthusiasts, but those drawn to more unusual practices like ear pointing, tongue splitting, suspension, scarification and the voluntary amputation of limbs and organs – had a difficult time meeting others who shared their interests. The internet, of course, changed everything: You can chat and connect with anyone from your computer. And in 1994 – more than a decade before Facebook launched – body modification enthusiasts started their own social media platform: the Body Modification E-zine, or BME. … read more


Fighting climate change with digitalization

Article on „LinkedIn“ by Thierry Breton: Following COP22, which saw the adoption of a work program to successfully apply the Paris Agreement on climate change, several states, including France, came together in the „2050 Pathways“ coalition to reach zero net emissions by 2050. More than 200 companies, including Atos, have also decided to get in line with the „two degrees“ pathway by signing up to the initiative Science Based Targets. Whatever their strategic plan, one thing is certain: countries, cities, and companies will be relying on data and digitalization to try to prevent global warming. …read more


The Geography of Remote Work

Article in „“ by Laetitia Vitaud: Tech seems to have abolished distance: people are increasingly connected and communication is cheaper than it’s ever been. Armed with an Internet connection and a smartphone, we can work from anywhere! Remote work is a growing phenomenon for many companies willing to reduce office space and cut costs or to recruit and keep talent by offering them more flexibility. Yet both economic activity and population are increasingly concentrated in just a few areas, while many more places become economic and demographic deserts. Why do people flock more and more to these areas when they could choose to live and work in cheaper places? If distance is dead, then why is real-estate more and more expensive in large cities? Why are digital nomads—a growing trend in the startup world— still so marginal? …read more



From cyberwarfare to drones, the future of conflict is electronic

Article by Rick Stella in „“: Innovation can take many forms: Today’s computers are faster. Space travel is cheaper. Artificial intelligence is smarter than ever before. The military is … well …While the details on Intel’s latest processors or LG’s new OLED technology remain a simple Google search away, the uniquely secretive processes of the United States military make it tough to know what’s truly cutting edge. …read more


What is the Industrial Internet, and What Does it Mean for You?

Article by Jacob Morgan in „“: If you follow the future of work or technology, you’ve likely heard of the Internet of things–a way to connect devices together to make life easier and more efficient. The Internet of things is used in anything from connecting a fitness tracker to a scale and watch or connecting work documents and programs through the cloud. We’ve already seen lots of development with the Internet of things and are sure to see more progress as technology develops, but now GE has taken the concept one step further by applying it on a larger scale. … read more


Another View: Inside Placer Union’s digital transformation

Article in „Auburn Journal“ by Gregg Ramseth: Reading the newspaper is a daily habit of mine. Its stories connect me to my community, keep me tuned to the world, trigger conversations among my education colleagues and help me think differently. But my daily fix doesn’t stop with newsprint. The routine now includes firing up a digital device to check The Skimm, the New York Times and the Idaho paper where our son is a journalist. My appetite has grown for news and the Internet has obliged. … read more


Digital literacy, ethics for today’s teens

Article in „Bangalore Mirror“ by Dr Anuradha HS: The worlwide net offers plethora of knowledge for children, but it’s important to educate teens on cyber ethics. Media and Technology have become an integral part of our adolescents‘ lives. They provide incredible opportunities to communicate, create, gather information, entertain themselves and even build business. However, if digital media is not used judiciously, it can become a weapon that can destroy the teen’s world. Hence digital literacy and ethics are extremely essential to keep them safe. … read more...


Technology trends put People First—Accenture Technology Vision 2016

Article in „Accenture Techvisions“ by Paul Daugherty: As the pace of technology change accelerates at an unprecedented rate, the winning strategy of leading enterprises will be a People First approach. That’s the key finding of our Accenture Technology Vision 2016 and the underlying theme of the five new IT trends that are critical to success in the digital age. Technology innovations are bringing amazing opportunities to enable people—workers, customers and business partners—with new capabilities they’ve never had before. But these will remain opportunities only—not business results—if leaders do not take more balanced approach that puts people front and center. … read more