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Internet Ethics

The Internet permeates our lives. We use it to access a vast storehouse of knowledge or to turn on our porch lights. It has given us new communications platforms and new ability to collect, store, and analyze information.

In the process, the Internet has raised a host of ethical dilemmas around privacy, the use of big data, the digital divide, the right to be forgotten, and many other topics. At the Ethics Center, we apply a framework of tested ethical approaches to issues arising from innovation.  From our work with technology leaders, engineers, educators, and students on these issues, we have generated a set of articles, cases, and videos that offer practical approaches to Internet ethics.


Views from Silicon Valley Blog

  • man about to be hit by wave of 0s and 1s

    "What Would Brandeis Say?"

    Decisions about free speech and privacy

    Would Brandeis have approved of the "right to be forgotten"?

  • neon light brain

    What Does the Internet Think?

    On personal data, personalized advertising, and pain

    How can we change online practices that lead to marketing that's both intrusive and inaccurate?


    Internet Ethics in the News

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