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Drone Delivers to Doorstep: What Next?
Karl D. Stephan | 31 March 2016
tags: drones, employment, engineering ethics, technology
The rapid advance of commercial drone technology.


Go figure
Karl D. Stephan | 23 March 2016
tags: artificial intelligence, Google
Is the defeat of a Korean Go champion by a computer the beginning of the end for humanity?


The encryption dilemma
Jeffrey Pawlick | 15 March 2016
tags: Apple, encryption, Facebook, privacy, security
The FBI wants the data on a terrorist’s iPhone, but does it really need Apple’s help?


Happy Friendship Day—Not
Karl D. Stephan | 14 March 2016
tags: Facebook, photos, technology
Facebook's recycling of old photos was a really dumb idea.


Hang him first, try him later
Michael Cook | 22 February 2016
tags: Australia, George Pell, sexual abuse
A media lynch mob is baying for the blood of Australia's leading Catholic bishop


There’s a new addiction on campus: Problematic Internet Use (PIU)
Susan M. Snyder , Wen Li and Jennifer E. O'Brien | 19 February 2016
tags: addiction, college, Internet use
A new study measures the impact of internet addiction on family relationships.


FBI to Apple: hack the shooter’s iPhone
Jeffrey Pawlick | 18 February 2016
tags: Apple, computer security, FBI, national security, privacy
Should technology companies compromise customers' privacy for the sake of national security?


Why we need to remember how to forget
Emma Smith | 04 February 2016
tags: art, creativity, memory, technology
Creativity needs a dustbin.


Modern technology: triumph or tragedy?
Karl D. Stephan | 07 December 2015
tags: engineering ethics, history of technology, progress, technology
Engineers sometimes get bad press, but where would we be without them?


Rolling back mass surveillance
Karl D. Stephan | 24 November 2015
tags: engineering ethics, Internet security, privacy, surveillance
Is it possible to regain privacy on the internet?


Arms control for cyberwarfare weapons
Karl D. Stephan | 03 November 2015
tags: engineering ethics, free speech, internet, spyware
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.


Kids with smartphones: does the good outweigh the bad?
Karl D. Stephan | 30 October 2015
tags: children and technology, engineering ethics, family meals, smartphones
Not if they bring them to dinner.


Elite media ignore civilians killed by US drone strikes
Jeff Bachman | 29 October 2015
tags: drones, New York Times, Washington Post
The New York Times and Washington Post are reporting government claims uncritically.


Keeping the content machine whirring
Nathan J. Robinson | 08 October 2015
tags: media criticism, news media, writing
Breaking the cycle of thoughtless, inflammatory clickbait.


Confronting the dark side of the internet
Raphael Cohen-Almagor | 03 September 2015
tags: democracy, free speech, internet
Liberty without responsibility is a recipe for chaos, says an Israeli academic.


Best of enemies
Michael Cook | 21 August 2015
tags: film reviews, homosexuality, media ethics, same-sex marriage, USA
A documentary about the 1968 debate between William F. Buckley Jr and Gore Vidal reveals a lot about the media.


Tianjin tragedy: a painful lesson
Karl D. Stephan | 18 August 2015
tags: China, disasters, engineering ethics
Can we expect this horrific disaster to lead to any improvements in safety?


Kowtowing to Planned Parenthood
Michael Cook | 03 August 2015
tags: abortion, media, New York Times, Planned Parenthood, whistleblowers
What has happened to the crusading zeal of the New York Times?


I compute your pain
Karl D. Stephan | 27 July 2015
tags: face recognition, marketing, technology
Emotion-sensing face-recognition software could transform marketing.


The password you can never change
Michael Cook | 14 July 2015
tags: facial recognition, google, privacy
The brave new world of facial recognition technology.


IS radicalises Western youth via the internet? It’s not that simple
Samina Yasmeen | 29 May 2015
tags: Internet use, ISIS, jihadi youths
For some youth, it could be a search for meaning in their lives.


Was bureaucratic wrangling behind the fatal Philadelphia derailment?
Karl D. Stephan | 26 May 2015
tags: disasters, technology, trains
The train lacked a new control system.


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