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Internet Ethics: Views From Silicon Valley

Commentary by Internet Ethics Program Director Irina Raicu and colleagues

  • Creating More Oases in Our Digital Deserts

    Internet access is, increasingly, a necessity

    How might we make internet access—and digital literacy education—readily accessible to all low-income residents of Silicon Valley and the rest of the state?

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    The Art of Privacy Education

    An art exhibit reframes the issue of lack of consent

    An art exhibit brings together images uploaded to the internet from unprotected surveillance cameras.

  • Transparent screen

    On Trumping Privacy Choices

    How do we make respect for internet users hip again?

    Privacy is not about secrecy, or hiding: it is about choice.

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    On Artificial Intelligence and the Public Good

    Responding to a Request for Information from the Office of Science and Technology Policy

    The federal office of Science and Technology Policy requested public feedback on “overarching questions in [Artificial Intelligence]"; Shannon Vallor, who is the William J. Rewak Professor at Santa Clara University, submitted a response.

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    Old Fashioned Old Faithful

    Augmenting reality

    Of geysers and Pokemon: How should we best explore and capture the beauty of the natural world?

  • Google self-driving car

    Modern Variations on the Trolley Problem

    More than a meme

    The Trolley Problem is a thought experiment that continues to be useful—and not just in academia.

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    Reviving the Office of Technology Assessment

    We need it more than we ever did before.

    Lawmakers have again rejected a renewed effort to revive the Office of Technology Assessment.

  • Shannon Vallor

    Virtue Ethics on the Cusp of Virtual Reality

    Shannon Vallor on technology and the virtues

    What sort of people will deal well with the challenges posed by emerging technology? What qualities will they need in order to flourish?

  • For Sale sign

    Do We "Own" Our Personal Data?

    Is personal data a commodity?

    Is it appropriate to think of personal data as a commodity?

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    BroncoHack 2016

    A hackathon organized by SCU's OMIS Student Network

    The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics was proud to co-sponsor BroncoHack for the second year in a row!