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IT Security Professionals and Ethics
Ethics play a vital role in IT security professionals’ decision-making every day. Does your organization have ethical guidelines?
ethics  IT-professionals  IT-security 
4 hours ago by Adventure_Web
Luck shapes every human life. That has radical moral implications. - Vox
Child development psychologists tell us that deep and lasting shaping of neural pathways happens in the first hours, days, months, and years of life. Basic dispositions are formed that can last a lifetime. Whether you are held, spoken to, fed, made to feel safe and cared for — you have no choice in any of it, but it more or less forms your emotional skeleton. It determines how sensitive you are to threat, how open you are to new experience, your capacity to exercise empathy.

Children aren’t responsible for how they spend their formative years and the permanent imprint it makes upon them. But they’re stuck with it.
ethics  moral  luck 
6 hours ago by asl2
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, September 2019
A lot of people grasp the idea of technology being subject to ethics, and have learned the associated lingo, but both this and the Dawkins beef the other day show that quite a few hadn't appreciated the crucial point that effectiveness and morality are independent, and in fact if they weren't there would be nothing to argue about
technology  ethics  to_blog 
8 hours ago by yorksranter
the default assumption – Snakes and Ladders
That should be the position we all take going forward. No exceptions. None of us should be trusted, none of us should be believed. You all should watch us like hawks and expect the very worst at every moment. Only by taking such apparently drastic steps do we have a chance of breaking the demonic hold of religious authority invested in men or in institutions controlled by men.
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More deeply: we need to reflect on the ways that exploitation and domination are built into the structure of authority itself, in this vale of tears, and that some kinds of counter-structures must be devised to address the pervasiveness of this tendency. Those counter-structures will arise from a deep suspicion, a suspicion that I and people like me have earned. (Lauren Winner’s book The Dangers of Christian Practice: On Wayward Gifts, Characteristic Damage, and Sin might be helpful to those of us attempting to think through these matters.)
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One last thing. I have some questions for Christian men who, like me, exercise some authority. Some of us are teachers, some pastors, some counselors — there are a hundred such callings. Do you like being admired? Do you like being looked up to? Do you like being trusted? Do these experiences make you feel good about yourself? Do you think that they could feel good enough that you’d seek them out more and more, and place particular value on those relationships that give you that kind of feeling, and maneuver yourself into situations where you get to be The Wise One who receives boundless gratitude from those you have blessed with your wisdom? And finally: Are there structures in your life and in your workplace to prevent you from pursuing those warm feelings beyond the point of safety, propriety, and spiritual health — for yourself and for those who are under your authority?
Christianity  ethics  feminism 
16 hours ago by gsanders
What fairness can learn from AI | Harvard Business School Digital Initiative
In this tech talk from the Harvard Business School Executive Education Advanced Management Program, David Weinberger of the Berkman Klein Center explores fairness in the world of AI, and asks: what counts as relevant, and what trade-offs are necessary to be “fair”?
ethics  AI  AlgoReport 
yesterday by barbarafister
Center for Humane Technology: Realigning Technology with Humanity
We are a nonprofit addressing the harmful extractive attention economy by inspiring a new race to build Humane Technology that aligns with humanity.
ethics  technology  utopia 
yesterday by endoverse

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