IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

Issue 1 • Spring 2012

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C1
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  • Scope of the Society on Social Implications of Technology

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C2
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  • [Table of contents]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 1
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  • [Society Listing]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 2
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  • Opportunities, and Next Steps, for SSIT [Member Chair's Message]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3 - 10
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  • International Symposium on Technology and Society 2012 (ISTAS 2012)

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 4
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  • "You Talkin' to Me?" [Edtorial]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):5 - 10
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  • Lessons Amid the Rubble: An Introduction to Post-Disaster Engineering and Ethics (Pfatteicher, S.K.A.; 2010) [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • Bomboozled: How the U.S. Government Misled Itself and Its People into Believing They Could Survive a Nuclear Attack (Roy, S; 2011) [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • Three IEEE-SSIT Members Elevated to Fellow Status for 2012 [News and Notes]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 10
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  • Complexity in Science and Technology Policy... Symptoms or Disease? [Commentary]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):11 - 14
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  • Human Rights, Regulation, and National Security [Introduction]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):15 - 16
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  • Social Modeling and Simulation for National Security

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):17 - 25
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    Ethical challenges emerge from the use of social modeling and simulation (M&S) for national security (NS) analysis. These challenges differ from those created in surveillance and data gathering technologies. In surveillance and data gathering, the primary concern is the physical or moral harm to citizens, and solutions are sought through legal regulation. In the case of modeling and simulation... View full abstract»

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  • Contestability, Democracy, and Trust in the Anti-Terror Age

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):26 - 32
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    Checks and balances in government are always difficult to resolve, and as both societal and governmental complexity have increased, the degree to which expertise and policy reside within government has declined. The rise of evidence-based approaches to policy in most areas of government has raised the bar for those wishing to gain access and influence with government, in that technically sound and... View full abstract»

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  • E-Policing and the Social Contract

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):33 - 41
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    The Age of Information has taken investigative and intelligence capabilities beyond the imaginations of Age of Enlightenment philosophers such as John Locke whose social contract theory of governance remains the moral justification for policing. Through philosophical analysis, taking as its starting point John Locke, and philosophers of policing such as John Kleinig and Seamus Miller, this article... View full abstract»

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  • Right to Privacy: Telephone Interception and Access in Australia

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):42 - 49
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    In its first thirty years of operation, the 1979 Australian Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act moved from providing a strict prohibition on telephone interception (wiretapping), to legislating rights of access for law enforcement and revenue protection agencies [5], [6], [12][14], [18]. Currently, Australian legislation permits access to call content through the use of a warrant issu... View full abstract»

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  • Privacy vs. Security in National Emergencies

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):50 - 55
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    Emergence of a shared global risks rhetoric over the past few years has paralleled growth in some countries of political efforts to achieve national security. These efforts are characterized by the introduction and implementation of unprecedented measures to counter growing threats and to attempt to eliminate all identifiable potential human- and natural-caused risks and hazards. As every risk has... View full abstract»

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  • "Just Say No" to Drones

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):56 - 63
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    It is difficult to find a figure for the exact percentage of robotics research that is currently funded by the military. However, it is clear that military organizations and budgets fund a significant amount of and perhaps even most robotics research today. Recent technological progress, which has greatly increased the number of roles that it is plausible for robots to undertake; the potential for... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C4
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Aims & Scope

The following topics describe the scope of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (IEEE SSIT) and of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine : Health and safety implications of technology, Engineering ethics and professional responsibility, Engineering education in social implications of technology, History of electrotechnology, Technical expertise and public policy, Social issues related to energy, Social issues related to information technology, Social issues related to telecommunications, Systems analysis in public policy decisions, Economic issues related to technology, Peace technology, and Environmental implications of technology. Beyond these specific topics, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine  is concerned with the broad area of the social implications of technology, especially electrotechnology.

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Editor-in-Chief
Katina Michael
School of Information Systems and Technology
University of Wollongong