07 - Ethics and Technology

 1. It is legal and ethical to copy the content of an online book without permission and reproduce it for sale on Amazon.



 2. Ethics could be defined as:

  all of these options

  standards of behaviour

  the moral principles and values that pertain to technology and digital usage

  the standards applied to digital use that are important in order to make society operate effectively

 3. Unethical behaviour …

  all of these options

  leads to a loss of respect and goodwill

  undermines trust

  can cause anger and hostility towards a person who has operated unethnically

 4. Many ethical issues are controversial. For example, there are debates about the use of technology in the following areas:

  all of these options

  self driving cars

  drone warfare

  cloning and genetic engineering of babies

 5. Which of the following ethical principles could apply to ICT?

  The Golden Mean: finding a middle way is better than an extreme

  The Categorical Imperative: rules or laws should only be used that would apply to everyone at all times

  The Golden Rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you

  All of these options might apply

 6. Utilitarianism is an approach to ethics that means ...

  computer users may face conflicts and must often make difficult decisions

  whatever does the most good for the least number of people is best

  whatever does the most good for the most number of people is best

  none of these options

 7. The British Computer Society has a Code of Conduct.



 8. Which of these is not an ethical principle of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering?

  to maximise revenue at all times

  to be honest and realistic in stating claims or estimates based on available data

  to reject bribery in all its forms

  to avoid injuring others, their property, reputation, or employment by false or malicious action

 9. The IEEE/ACM Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice states that software engineers shall be committed to the health, safety and welfare of ...

  their friends

  the public

  ICT professionals

  experienced coders

 10. Which of the following is an example of cyber bullying?

  Threatening someone in an instant message

  All of these are examples

  Posting an embarrasing picture of your classmate on social media for all to see

  Sending someone a rude / abusive text