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Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE

Issue 2 • Date Summer 2000

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  • Insomniac wizards revisited [Book Reviews]

    Page(s): 6 - 9
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  • Protecting privacy in the cyber era

    Page(s): 10 - 22
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    Issues related to privacy and technology go to the heart of concepts of individual rights, corporate power, the role of government, and law enforcement needs. The author considers various means to protect individual privacy and concludes that encryption may be the best solution View full abstract»

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  • Controlling technology: should we rely on the marketplace?

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    If the direction of technological development is socially determined, as the author asserts, what means for controlling technology are available, and how is such control to be exercised? The author debunks the common perception and ideologically held view that technology is controlled by the market. He refers to a proposal by P. Hawken (1993) for a possible way of “fixing the market” so that it might indeed play this role. Finally, the author discusses the possibility of the engineering profession itself playing a much stronger role in controlling technology. Perhaps there are other mechanisms as well for carrying out this function of controlling technology: government laws and regulations, on the one hand, and social activism in protecting the environment, protecting workers' rights, and in strengthening civil society View full abstract»

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