SOFTWARE ENGINEERING ETHICS


Computer, June 2009, pp. 42–49

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Ensuring Trust, Privacy, and Etiquette in Web 2.0 Applications

by Amela Karahasanovic, Petter Bae Brandtzæg, Jeroen Vanattenhoven, Bram Lievens, Karen Torben Nielsen, and Jo Pierson

Web 2.0 applications use World Wide Web technology to enhance creativity, communication, collaboration, and the sharing of information and content. Tim O’Reilly first used the term Web 2.0 in 2004 to describe a second generation of the Web based on user communities and a range of special services, such as social networking sites (SNSs), blogs, wikis, video- and photo-sharing sites, and folksonomies, that foster—each in its own way—collaboration, participation, and the easy exchange of information among users.

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This month's theme: PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

Computing professionals deal with ethical challenges daily, and their responses to these challenges have ramifications that go beyond personal responsibility. Read more

More articles on Professional Ethics:

Software Engineering Ethics in a Digital World
Ethics are increasingly important in the digital world. Ethics-aware software engineering takes ethics into account across the software development life cycle.

Ensuring Trust, Privacy, and Etiquette in Web 2.0 Applications
Learn about the most important ethics-related requirements in Web 2.0 applications and how to develop features that support these requirements.

The Public is the Priority: Making Decisions Using the Software Engineering Code of Ethics
The Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice encourages software engineers to undertake positive actions and to resist pressures to act unethically.

Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Software Engineering
Placing ethical dilemmas in the context of the IEEE code of conduct can increase awareness and decrease the frequency with which such dilemmas occur.

Professional Essence
The key to being accepted as a professional by the public is to consistently demonstrate your trustworthiness.

The Ethical Software Engineer
What is the value of ethical behavior to a practicing software engineer? What are the implications of complying with a professional society’s code of ethics?

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