Technology Policy & Ethics

March 2017

Internet of Threats and the Context Aware Security: Part Two

by Junaid Chaudhry, Ahmed Ibrahim, and Ali Kashif Bashir

In part one of this two part article, we discussed fundamental issues with the Internet of Things (read it here). In this article, we present some of the technical issues with the Internet of Things that could prove as the downfall of the Internet of Things.

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Big Data, Analytics, and Technology’s Impacts on Society

by Lyria Bennett Moses and Greg Adamson

The social implications of technology have been with us for as long as humans have created technology, which is to say as long as we’ve been human.

In Paleolithic times, stone tools could be used to kill game or fellow humans. In Greek mythology, Icarus’ hubris was enabled by technology. In our time, headline revelations about National Security Agency spying, Anonymous’ hacking, and security breaches at Sony, at Target – you name it – no longer shock us.

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Technology Policy and Ethics

IEEE Future Directions considers the reflection of technology through the lens of social implications a key tenant of our work as we incubate and promote technologies. Technology Policy and Ethics will present articles that address policy and ethics considerations in developing new technologies.



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Editorial Board 

Dr. Ali Kashif Bashir, Interim Editor-in- Chief
Syed (Hassan) Ahmed
Dr. Onur Alparslan
Dr. Syed Ahmad Chan Bukhari
Dr. Ankur Chattopadhyay
Dr. Junaid Chaudhry
Abhik Chaudhuri
Dr. Waleed Ejaz
Dr. Prasun Ghosal
Dr. Tahir Hameed
Dr. Y. Sinan Hanay
Dr. Rasheed Hussain
Dr. Saman Iftikhar
Sajida Imran
Dr. Mohammad Saud Khan
Dr. Reza Malekian
Aamir Mehmood
Dr. Jay Ramesh Merja
Susan Hyon Parker
Dr. Kashif Saleem
Dr. Sayed Chhattan Shah