What’s to prevent an IT worker doing something against the public’s interest?
Many professionals risk the wrath of their governing body if they act against any code of ethics. But not so the IT industry. Is it time for that to change?
Feral cat with galah, mounted specimen.
Australia wants to kill off two million feral cats and momentum for similar plans is growing in the US. Is there a good case for killing or neutering outdoor cats to protect biodiversity?
The emissions scandal has already taken its toll on Volkswagen.
It's likely that many people knew Volkswagen was cheating on emissions tests, including the engineers who built the 'defeat device'. But why did no-one at the car maker blow the whistle?
Herbert Diess, chairman of Volkswagen’s passenger cars brand, fronts the media ahead of his meeting at the European Commission.
Why would anyone accept that corporations could possibly be responsible and ethical in the first place?
How much can corporate culture explain VW’s deception?
Volkswagen's emissions deception and a case of alleged price-gouging around pharmaceuticals are part of a troubling trend of businesspeople who operate with little regard for ethics.
Award winning documentary The Wolfpack raises questions about the ethics of documentary filmmaking. © 2015 Wolfpack Project, LLC.
Award winning film The Wolfpack tells the story of five brothers who've spent most of their lives confined to a New York apartment. It raises questions about the ethics of documentary filmmaking.
Wildlife corridors: four proposals to ‘rewild’ portions of North America.
Proposals to set aside vast tracts of land for wildlife raise ethical questions, challenging the human-centric view of the value of life.
Peter Singer and Anthony Fisher faced off in a debate over euthanasia on Thursday night.
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The goal in the Peter Singer-Anthony Fisher debate on euthanasia was never to change anyone’s mind but to speak to an existing base.
How to deal with all that digital evidence?
West Midlands Police
So much of modern life involves our digital devices – including crime. As the field of digital forensics gains prominence, practitioners need practical and ethical guidelines.
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A new report on the future of humanity explains what we really need to be worrying about over the next 35 years.
This Occupy Toronto sign sums up the sentiment, but people are also moving on from capitalism in practice by such means as digitally enabled collaboration and the sharing economy.
While some find it hard to imagine life after capitalism, the digitally connected people of the world have begun embracing a new set of ethical concerns requiring new types of economies.
Most of us can’t bend it like Beckham, for various reasons. But is that necessarily the worst thing?
Rather than hold on to the idea of equality of opportunity, it might be more accurate to say that we don’t really support it because it comes at too high a price.
What is it worth?
You can read part 1 of this essay here. Yesterday in Part 1 I argued that the most enduring of the great crimes of the 20th century will surely prove to be human disruption of the Earth’s climate. Its…
We can’t fit all of humanity in a single courtroom.
Is ethics up to the task of judging us for causing climate change?
The debate about ethics classes in schools risks placing ethics in opposition to religion, whereas the classes will ultimately benefit all.
Sequencing the genome.
We are entering a new age of genome sequencing, but we have to draw some ethical lines
Rules are in place, but what happens when the protocols of disclosure are not met?
The recent sacking of two high-profile Canadian journalists highlights the difficulties media employees face in navigating the tricky terrain of conflicts of interest.
There is precious little dignity available for those Australians who are in the last stages of their lives.
The contrast between rights with dignity and rights without is increasingly apparent with regard to two groups of Australians: retirees and those in aged-care facilities.
At the youth level, the long-term effects of football hits aren’t known.
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When pro football players like Chris Borland quit, it should send a strong message to parents. But there are a host of issues, besides health, to consider.
Former SS member Oskar Groening, 93, is on trial, charged with accessory in the murder of about 300,000 people at Auschwitz.
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Oskar Groening has declared his moral guilt as an Auschwitz accountant. His trial, currently underway, points to difficult questions about the implications of our own participation in collective activities.