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Assignment 5 PY360 Ethics in Technology
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Assignment 5

 

PY360 Ethics in Technology

Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be a minimum of one (1) single-spaced page to a maximum of two (2) pages in length; refer to the "Assignment Format" page for specific format requirements.

 

 

Write a short essay for each of the following topics.

 

Part 1:  Provide a detailed description of what worms and Trojan horses are.

 

Part 2:  The example of releasing a worm given in the text is the situation where Morris stated his goal was to see how many Internet computers he could infect with the worm.  He was not thinking about the computers he would crash and that data that would be lost. 

 

Consider the morality of the issue of releasing a worm.  State if Morris’s release of a worm would be morally justifiable according to Kantian ethics.  Provide a discussion of Kantian ethics and fully explain your position regarding Morris’s actions.

 

Consider the morality of the issue of releasing a worm.  State if Morris’s release of a worm would be morally justifiable according to Utilitarian ethics.  Provide a discussion of Utilitarianism and fully explain your position regarding Morris’s actions.

 

Total possible points of 100 include ten (10) points for organization and use of language, including grammar and punctuation.

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