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Topic 4 2015

Reflection on Ethics – tl;dr

As Tom commented, “the consequences are so clearly unethical” when it comes to online piracy. The point I was trying raise was that, whilst most hosting sites state they will prevent the upload and distribution of pirated material, they don’t enforce it effectively nor do they take full responsibility for the uploaded material. Continue reading →

Reflection of topic 4

After topic 4 blog finished, I received many comments of my blog which made me learnt a lot and I also changed a little bit thinking. Although it is wrong that parents spy on their children because they have no right and it may results children rebel, appropriate monitor is necessary. Because parents have responsibility to protect children and keep them in a healthy situation. As children, they don’t have mature thinking. Continue reading →

A reflection on ethics

The discussion of online ethics is a broad one, reflected by the huge size of the internet itself. My post this week focussed on the ethics of tracking online. In particular, a discussion of the issues and an analysis of how of the ethics of these practices. Analysing the specifics of the laws in this area was particularly difficult, not least because of the international nature of the web. Continue reading →

Reflecting on Topic 4: How nosey are our employers?

This week’s topic of privacy was very broad and it allowed me to focus on something of interest: do our employers spy on us? I found that it was much more than just social media ‘stalking.’ In fact, employers can potentially spy on their workers from many other means such as security cameras in the office, access to employees’ work emails and search history, and perhaps even a company phone fitted with GPS would give a boss the ability to track his or her employees. Continue reading →

A Reflection on Ethical Issues of Social Media

Discussing this week’s topic has opened my eyes to a whole range of new ethical issues that have arisen due to the advent of online social media. Since writing my own blog, and reading others, I have realised that many of these issues have no clear solution. Que’s post really highlighted one of the main issues for me, which is the potential danger that children and teenagers are exposed to online. Continue reading →

Reflecting on topic 4:Looking at the ethical issues of social media

  Via Guerilla Marketer – This week’s topic brought with it a huge variety of content from my colleagues. While I decided to look at the issues of freedom of speech online, other posts concentrated on topics such as privacy and public shaming and I was blown away by the creativity that allowed me to delve deeper into the ethical problems surrounding social media.* Lucy considered whether or not potential employers have the right to spy Via AdLibbing. Continue reading →

Reflection: Ethical Issues Online

This week I decided to try and cover a much more controversial topic. I tried to cover the question from a much closer look at one particular issue as opposed to trying to touch on as many issues about the question as I could. Most people seemed to write about the ethics of companies spying on their customers and collecting their data. This seems to be addressing the same problem that I addressed but from a different angle; the great amount of spying that can happen online. Continue reading →

Final thoughts on the ethics involved in the use of social media

Source I was amazed by the vast amount of ethical issues which were covered in topic four’s discussion, so much so that I decided to gather all the ideas that we, as a group, explored in the diagram below. A summary of all the ethical issues which have been explored by my fellow bloggers and myself in the last fortnight. I chose to focus on a specific area involving online privacy: whether or not our potential employer has the right to spy on us. Continue reading →

Revisiting: Privacy versus Security in Social Media

Privacy is an important concept to me. It’s something I’ve been aware of since an early age, the idea that I should be entitled to be able to expect a degree of privacy from my parents. They always said they’d never snoop through my things – they always instead asked that I talk to them about any […] The post Revisiting: Privacy versus Security in Social Media appeared first on Russell Kingsfield. Continue reading →

A review of the ethical problem of privacy   Since writing my own post last week about the ethical issues of privacy in employment, I have been constantly reviewing my social media, and every time I go to tweet or post something – I think to myself “could this be scrutinised by future employers?” Learning how the majority of employers use social media to review candidates before hiring certainly has made me wary about how I act online. Continue reading →

Looking back at Topic 4

This week’s discussion of social media ethics has raised some very important issues about morality and the place of higher powers to intervene. The general consensus appears to be that the situation is far too complex to be able to adopt a firm, stationary position. Many of the other bloggers have been re-evaluating their views throughout this topic.   I found Georgina’s post this fortnight to be very thorough and original in its examples. Continue reading →

My take on the Online Privacy Debate

Looking into the online privacy debate has brought up some brilliant quotes that sum the situation up wonderfully, like the one in the header image (source). Here are another couple for your viewing pleasure, that will definitely give you pause for thought. Source Source This quote also pointed me to this article, which doesn’t pull any punches when pointing out that privacy is non-existent these days. Continue reading →

Reflecting on Topic 4

  Well this has been a fascinating couple of weeks with UOSM2033. Topic 4 has definitely been my favourite so far. My blog post was on the ethics of public shaming, as an individual who does not like to be centre of attention the idea of public shaming is particularly terrifying to me, so in a way I think I wanted to raise awareness about how damaging it can be. I believe I got my message across but I think a different medium may have been more effective, perhaps a vlog or PowToon. Continue reading →

Topic 4 Reflection

This week’s topic revolved around ethics in social media and internet use itself. For a lot of students in this module, one of the things that came to mind was Justine Sacco’s tweet that gave her worldwide notoriety. This tweet gained traction across the internet for it being ludicrously racist. As a result, the whole internet criticized her for posting something so racist and called for her employer to fire her. Continue reading →

Tangible Progress in Topic 4?

Improvements As I am given formal feedback on my blogs, I thought I’d see if I addressed these in this weeks edition. Here are a few points I have been given in criticism of my previous blogs: Poor grammar, No Links to Images, Improved structure of blog, No clear ending to blog. I obviously tried to address these, with proof reading of my blog to check for grammactical errors. I linked my images and used licence free images. Continue reading →

An Ethical Issue: Should Parents Spy On Their Kids?

With the social network spring up among young people, children prefer to share what they do or think on the social media instead of telling parents which also triggers a series of ethical issues. One of them is parents spy on their children’s online speech for controlling every move of their children. But it is correct? Should online behaviors of children need be spied? An important reason why some people think children should be spied is for protecting their children. Continue reading →