• Ethics

    Ethical Reflection

    When I read The Code I’m Still Ashamed Of by Bill Sourour it did not take me long to understand what he had done wrong. I was even more disheartened when it dawned on me that the project came to him in the form it did. Far too many people in the client’s company completely disregarded any form of ethical fortitude by approving it. Approving a project that blatantly lied to a section of the public that was searching for a possible reprieve to what was ailing them goes against any form of ethical action. As a last line of ethical defense, care ethics would have had Sourour demand changes…

  • Cybersecurity,  Cyberwar,  Ethics

    Cyberwar and North Korea

    In their article Trump Inherits a Secret Cyberwar Against North Korean Missiles David Sanger and William Broad discuss the ongoing action of the United States to derail North Korea’s development of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that is capable of delivering a nuclear payload. Since it’s inception, North Korea and it’s ruling family, the Kim family, have believed that having ICBMs with nuclear capability is the ultimate show of the country’s military might, a sort of “look, we have them too and we can use them” display. With the history and culture of violence the country embraces, many view this nuclear capability as a very real problem, the United States…

  • Cybersecurity,  Ethics,  Privacy

    Google Street View, Opt in Only

    As Siva Vaidhyanathan detailed in “The Googlization of Everything”, Google Street View is an application that allows its users to view a 360-degree, street level view of roads in a large number of cities and communities. The service was first launched in a few cities across the United States but quickly ballooned to thousands and then to numerous countries. The entire process of obtaining the images for the views is done via driving cars with special cameras around the cities, continuously taking pictures until the specified routes are captured. All of this is done without the consent and many times knowledge of the cities and communities. In this case analysis…