Date Added: Aug 2011
When most people think of ethics or morality, it refers to well-defined standards of right and wrong, usually in terms of rights, obligations, and benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues. As technology advances, computers continue to have a greater impact on society. The world-wide-web in its current form, linking heterogeneous data from distributed sources, has led to a number of concerns about issues related to privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. The benefits of such a Web are plenty but threats to personal information in such as social networking sites also abound. Privacy is essential for the proper functioning of a liberal, democratic society.