Church Ladies?

By on March 14, 2012, in Paul Voakes' Ruminations

David Carr had an excellent report in the March 11 New York Times about two efforts (introduced at last week’s South By Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin) to bring ethical standards to bear in the wild, woolly and fast-growing realm of ag…

 

“And, We Know Who Your Friends Are”

By on March 2, 2012, in Paul Voakes' Ruminations

The quality of our life depends, in large part, on our health, which depends in part on our security, which depends in part on our ability to obtain a measure of privacy.  That’s why privacy deserves a place in any sort of ethical framework for Inte…

 

Information from Strangers?

By on January 11, 2012, in Paul Voakes' Ruminations

The scariest quote in media news today was in the New York Times’ story “Google Adds Social Network to Search Results,” in which Google is reported to be adding the contents of its social network, Google Plus, to Google search results.  Google F…

 

Are Social Networkers Less Ethical?

By on January 10, 2012, in Paul Voakes' Ruminations

A lot of attention was devoted last week to the “whistle-blower” findings in the Ethics Resource Center’s biennial National Business Ethics Survey, but the survey has prompted another vein of analysis that I find equally provocative.  On Monday,…