I’m pleased to announce that the special issue on the topic of “Ethics of Secrecy”, that I co-edited with Daniel Nagel and Matthias Rath, has been published by the International Review of Information Ethics. Here is the table of contents, and the articles are available (open access!) here. Vol. 17 (07/2012) Daniel Nagel, Matthias Rath, [...]
I’m thrilled to announce that the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has published a new entry on “Internet Research Ethics”, written by Elizabeth Buchanan and myself. I’m confident the existence of this entry in such a popular and prestigious publication will help increase awareness of these important issues.
Along with Daniel Nagel and Matthias Rath, I am co-editing a special issue of the International Review of Information Ethics on the topic of “Ethics of Secrecy”. The full call for papers is below, and available here. Abstract submission deadline is January 15, 2012. Ethics of Secrecy Call for Papers for Vol. 17 (07/2012) Deadline [...]
I’m pleased to announce that the publication of The Next Digital Decade: Essays on the Future of the Internet—a unique collaboration among 26 thought leaders on Internet law, philosophy, policy and economics from a wide variety of perspectives. I feel privileged to have my own essay, “Privacy Protection in the Next Digital Decade: ‘Trading Up’ [...]
I few years ago I presented a paper at the “Countours of Privacy: Social, Psychological and Normative Perspectives” conference in Ottawa, sponsored by Members of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada research group and their “On the Identity Trail: Understanding the Importance and Impact of Anonymity and Authentication in a Networked Society” research project.
I’m thrilled to announce that, after a peer review process and the hard work of David Matheson, a collection of papers from this conference has been published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in an edited volume, “Contours of Privacy”.
I’m delighted to announce the launch of a new book series I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis, Ph.D, the Executive Director of the Yale Information Society Project: Information Society Series: An Interdisciplinary Series on Technology, Law, and Society Series Editors, Laura DeNardis and Michael Zimmer MIT Press The Information Society Series will address the social, [...]
Values and Pragmatic Action: The Challenges of Introducing Ethical Intelligence in Technical Design Communities
I’ve written a lot here about the need for companies to engage in value-conscious design of their products and services. This, admittedly, is no simple task. Ever since spending a few weeks thinking about this topic a few years ago, my colleague Noëmi Manders-Huits and I have been organizing our thoughts on the pragmatic challenges [...]
Consumer attention to privacy is seemingly on the rise. We witnessed renewed concern about the tracking of user behavior online, medical privacy as Web-based storage solutions are being proposed, the tracking and selling of television viewing patterns, the merging of vast databases of user activity owned by Google and Doubleclick, and much, much more. The [...]
I am pleased to announce the (open) publication of a special issue of First Monday on “Critical Perspectives on Web 2.0.” This special issue was born from a panel I organized at AoIR, and features amazing contributions from Trebor Scholz, Matthew Allen, Kylie Jarrett, Søren Mørk Petersen, myself, Anders Albrechtslund, and David Silver. My thanks [...]
I’m pleased to announce that Web Search: Multidisciplinary Perspectives has, after 2 years in the making, been published in the Information Science and Knowledge Management series by Springer. Co-edited with Amanda Spink, Web Search is a collection of chapters approaching Web search engines from philosophical, cultural, critical, legal, economic, historical, political, and information scientific perspectives. [...]