Does the internet deserve everybody?

Elkhatib, Yehia and Tyson, Gareth and Sathiaseelan, Arjuna (2015) Does the internet deserve everybody? In: NS Ethics '15 Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Ethics in Networked Systems Research. ACM, GBR, pp. 5-8. ISBN 9781450335416

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Abstract

There has been a long standing tradition amongst developed nations of influencing, both directly and indirectly, the activities of developing economies. Behind this is one of a range of aims: building/improving living standards, bettering the social status of recipient communities, etc. In some cases, this has resulted in prosperous relations, yet often this has been seen as the exploitation of a power position or a veneer for other activities (e.g. to tap into new emerging markets). In this paper, we explore whether initiatives to improve Internet connectivity in developing regions are always ethical. We draw a list of issues that would aid in formulating Internet initiatives that are ethical, effective, and sustainable.

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© ACM, 2015. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in NS Ethics '15 Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Ethics in Networked Systems Research http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2793013.2793018
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21 Oct 2015 05:08
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