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  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 50
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  • IEEE Technology and Society

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 2
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  • Practicing technological citizenship

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 4 - 5
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  • How good are our weapons in the spam wars?

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 22 - 30
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    Will there ever be an end to "spam wars"? We are bombarded with unsolicited bulk email, we deploy newer and supposedly better ways of filtering spam, and yet spammers continue to devise creative ways to circumvent our defenses. Over the years, the volume of spam has increased steadily, in spite of the continued efforts to contain it. In order to understand the spam problem and to explore control methods, it is useful to analyze spam control techniques by looking at spam generation and transmission as a system. We find that not all spam control methods are equal, because each operates at different points in the system, where their leverage is widely different. In the end, no email control technique is likely to solve the spam problem definitively. View full abstract»

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  • Science in the private interest: has the lure of profits corrupted biomedical research?

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 10 - 11
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  • Effects of e-enforcement in the Netherlands

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 38 - 47
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    E-enforcement, or electronic enforcement, is the use of electronic tools in law enforcement. We shall distinguish between the first and second generations of e-enforcement. The first generation of e-enforcement tools provided means of "automated enforcement". This article is based on our research into the effects of two forms of second generation e-enforcement: the digital tachograph and 'Weigh in Motion' (WIM). The digital tachograph replaces the analog tachograph in all heavy goods vehicles within the European Union. The equipment registers drivers' driving and rest times. Weigh in Motion with Video (WIM-Vid) is a system involving sensors in the road and cameras, which detect and register overloading of heavy goods vehicles. The WIM-Vid system was developed and implemented in the Netherlands and is currently attracting international attention. We compare the situation prior to the introduction of these e-enforcement measures to the situation after the introduction of e-enforcement. View full abstract»

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  • The influence of information technology on recent U.S. presidential elections

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 6 - 9
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  • Portrayals of engineers in "Science Times"

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 12 - 21
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    Engineering plays a crucial role in the creation of technologies and infrastructure that make vital contributions to the U.S. economy and security, to U.S. prestige in the international arena, and to individual well-being through the provision of jobs, services, and products. Despite this, a large proportion of the U.S. public undervalues the role played by engineers in a wide variety of technologically-based activities, holds engineering as a less prestigious occupation than science, and regards engineers as less socially responsible than scientists. In addition, declining levels of enrollment by Americans in engineering programs, together with under-representation of women and minorities in the profession, are also seen as causes for concern. The reasons for these low levels of public understanding about what engineers do are most likely complex. However, since Americans obtain much of their information about science and technology through the mass media, it seems likely that media coverage of engineering plays at least some role in the formation of public ideas about engineers and engineering. View full abstract»

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  • Conducting online course dialogue on the ethics of weapons design

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 31 - 37
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    ABET Engineering Criteria (EC) 2000 specify that engineering colleges and universities must ensure that all students understand their professional and ethical responsibilities upon graduation. While there are many ways that engineering educators and institutions can address this requirement, recently a one credit online engineering class was developed for the Virginia Tech Engineering Education department and piloted in 2001 and 2002. There were many lessons learned both in the development of the ethics and weapons lecture as well as the in the delivery of a course through a Web-based medium. Web-based course delivery technology, while making great improvements over the past few years, can add a layer of complexity for both students and instructors. Specific to the actual ethics and weapons development lecture, because of historical events and a changing global climate, a lecture on engineers and design of weapons need to include a discussion of ethical implications of terrorism as they relate to just war criteria and changes in technology. Lastly, a difficult but important area for future exploration would be the determination of how these engineering ethics modules come into conflict with other values implicitly or explicitly taught in other engineering courses. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine - Spring 2006 Vol. 25 No. 1

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 0_1
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  • 2006 International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS '06)

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 1
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  • Welcome back

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 3
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  • IEEE Enterprise [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 48
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  • How to become an SSIT Affiliate

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 49
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IEEE Technology and Society Magazine covers the impact of technology (as embodied by the fields of interest in IEEE) on society

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Katina Michael
School of Information Systems and Technology
University of Wollongong