Cyberethics is a branch of applied ethics that examines moral, legal, and social issues at the intersection of computer/information and communication technologies. This field is sometimes also referred to by phrases such as Internet ethics, computer ethics, and information ethics. The expression “Internet ethics” is somewhat narrow in scope and thus unable to capture the range of cyber-related ethical issues that arise independently of the Internet and networked computers per se. Because “computer ethics” connotes ethical issues affecting either computer professionals or computing machines, it also can easily fail to include a cluster of relevant issues that fall under the heading “cyberethics.” The expression “information ethics,” on the contrary, is too broad because it can refer to information-related ethical issues that are beyond the scope of cybertechnology. Additionally, “information...
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Tavani, H.T. (2013). Cyberethics. In: Runehov, A.L.C., Oviedo, L. (eds) Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8265-8_279
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