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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

  • 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?

  • Julia Angwin

    Sentenced by Algorithm

    An upcoming talk by journalist Julia Angwin

    The criminal justice system is one of many contexts currently impacted by algorithmic decision-making. The notion of “algorithmic accountability,” however, is a developing concept.

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