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The two philosophers whose ideas are featured in the first chapter of the class text emphasize different strategies for ethical analysis in the field of what they call “cyberethics”. James Moor asks us to be attentive to the potential uses of technology – to consider what he considers “policy vacuums” (pages 12 -14). Philip Brey puts singular emphasis on disclosure as necessary for adequate ethical analysis (pages 24 – 28). Our text’s author seems to endorse Brey’s position as he concludes Chapter 1. Part 1 of this first blog assignment is create a blog entry to respond Brey’s claim that disclosure is fundamental in order to have an adequate foundation to evaluate whether an action is ethical or not. Your blog entry should be at approximately 400 words in length. In early February of 2017, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and the attorney general of New Jersey announced a settlement based on undisclosed data collection by a producer of internet-connected TVs. Please read the press release and the New York Times article. FTC Press Release: https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2017/02/vizio-pay-22-million-ftc-state-new-jersey-settle-charges-it NYTimes article: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/business/vizio-television-vizio-collected-viewers-habits-consent.html?_r=0 If you want more information and details, read the 12-page legal complaint: https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/cases/170206_vizio_2017.02.06_complaint.pdf Use this example of non-disclosure or any other example from your reading or personal experience to write a blog entry on the importance or “value” of disclosure. Think about your reaction to the situation, and the reasons for your reaction. Your Blog Entry should include the following: A summary of the ethical dilemma or situation that would include the values that are at stake A description of how disclosure is relevant to the situation Your evaluation of the importance of disclosure in the dilemma you have chosen Your reasons for your position on the importance of disclosure Please remember to check the box to post your Blog entry as ANONYMOUS. Part 2 – the Comment Part 2 of this first blog assignment is to write a COMMENT on the blog entry of another student. Your comment is to be based on the frameworks for ethical analysis given in Chapter 2 of the text. This Comment can be shorter than the Blog Entry – perhaps 200 words. Ethical evaluation and ethical deliberation require that persons think through the reasons for an action – and to justify the action by making reference to some “good” or positive value or a virtue. Philosophers and social scientists disagree about whether people deliberate about an ethical conflict and then act, or whether people act and then justify their actions by providing reasons. Either way, the reasons play a role. Students are asked to select a “Disclosure” blog entry of another student and then post a COMMENT on the original post that would include the foll
The two philosophers whose ideas are featured in the first chapter of the class text emphasize different strategies for ethical analysis in the field of what they call “cyberethics”. James Moor asks us to be attentive to the potential uses of technology – to consider what he considers “policy vacuums” (pages 12 -14).