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These emails contain suspicious keywords that could easily set off NSA computers. That Google, Apple, AOL, PayPal, Facebook and more handed information over to spy agencies was alarming but no company has allegedly done more to ensure that the NSA and GCHQ has access to private information than Microsoft — the company many universities including my own, hire for its document processing and email services.
Microsoft also owns Skype and tripled the number of calls collected when it linked up with the NSA under Prism. I have responsibilities towards them but can no longer guarantee that the content of my communications with them or about them is confidential. If they are serious about ethical research, universities should consider abandoning the Microsoft suite of programs.
They should instead use not-for-profit, transparent and highly encrypted software platforms that do not hand data and metadata over to governments. This ethical dilemma goes beyond ditching the Microsoft Office suite. It should cause us to completely reconsider the way information technology is set up in universities. That includes the programs used to construct arguments to the networked systems used to distribute research findings to the for-profit cloud services used for data retention.
Knowing how committed universities are to Microsoft, I appreciate that this is a Swiftian modest proposal. The software represents years of investment in training, skill development, and licensing deals.
Many of my colleagues struggle with Microsoft software as it is so any new software would almost undoubtedly cause rigor mortis in the university. But practical or not, the NSA leaks should force universities to do something to ensure that we are not compromising private information.
Main article: Asch conformity experiments. Finally, even if we are concerned about, committed to, and focused on taking steps to prevent questionable or objectionable practices on an individual and organizational level, our lives may be so textured with tight schedules, heavy responsibilities, and constant distractions that we miss chances to make a difference. The author believes that the area of theological approaches to advertising ethics is a new area to venture into and in need of a thorough study. Whatever the form, discrimination can lead to serious psychological, behavioral, and physical problems such as alcohol abuse, anxiety, cardiovascular risks, and sleep disorders. The Tuskegee syphilis experiment , widely regarded as the "most infamous biomedical research study in U. How has the organization denied or downplayed betrayals and their consequences?
Silicon Valley is currently in a state of remorse about its complicity in this global scandal but it is too little, too late. Thankfully, network activists are developing encrypted, not-for-profit, transparent and technologically robust information systems.
The idea is already catching on. And IT professor Andrew Clement organised a teach-in at the University of Toronto, challenging his own institution to use encrypted alternatives to Microsoft. Universities should leverage their trend-setting capacity to instigate a wholesale transition from compromised private systems to encrypted not-for-profit services.