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The action here is that Facebook has changed its privacy policies without informing users as to what the changes would mean for their personal information and the way that data is shared on the internet.
3) Select an ethical test. Include the applicable provisions of that ethical test (you can use any ethical test you feel applies, including and not limited to the cowboy code, Kantian ethics, utilitarianism, the ACM code of ethics, the class ongoing ethics standard, etc.)
For this ethical test, I have chosen utilitarianism. This theory suggests that the best course of action morally is the most “useful” or the one that maximizes happiness for the greatest number of people.
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Facebook accounts for being one of the most famous social networking sites in the world. Launched in the year 2004, it is completely owned and operated by Facebook Inc. Formally created and initiated as a hobby project by a student of Harvard University called Mark Zuckerberg, it soon spread across the entire university.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the social networking website Facebook stated, “Our work to improve privacy continues today” (qtd. in Newman). As students at Harvard, Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, created the wildly popular social networking website Facebook.
“19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg launched the site as a Harvard sophomore on February 4, 2004” (Carlson). Since then, its popularity has skyrocketed and so have the lawsuits and problems pertaining to various members of society. Facebook in the facade of other businesses as well as its sudden implementation of a new Terms of Service Agreement ensues unethical issues of varying degrees.
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This trend has been more consistently observed with teenagers and young adults than with people of a larger age bracket. The conventional methods of meeting up on a barbecue have gradually given way to surfing cyber chat rooms and social networking websites.
Furthermore, they has enabled and invited philosophical views from diverse communities. The continuous evolution of the social networking technologies has raised questions related to the ethics and social responsibility. This has occurred due to the fact that it has reshaped how human beings are getting involved in any type of virtual social bonds and friendships.
The case explores the role of hacktivists in obtaining and disseminating information to the public. It defines hacktivism as a term for combined efforts of hacking and activism. It is however specific on a group called Anonymous that hacks organizations’ websites to obtain
The paper also justified the type of research used and appropriate solutions that are to be implemented in order to safeguard the private or personal data of users of social applications from the infringement
In addition, the advent of digital communication has further revolutionized social networking through a number of media platforms that include Facebook, LinkedIn, Google plus+ and Twitter. Through these mediums, interactions between people and across international borders, has been made easier.