Contemporary Issues in Computer Science

What’s Right?


Choose one of the following issues:

·       Should sending spam be illegal?

·       The use of the Stuxnet worm to cripple Iran’s nuclear efforts (

·       Videogame censorship ( )

·       Net neutrality

·       Wikileaks

·       The Edward Snowden affair

·       Apple vs the FBI

·       Autonomous vehicles.  There are a few different issues here.  Pick one:

·       Should they be allowed even if they are not failsafe?

·       How should they be programmed to make hard decisions?


If you wish to explore a different issue, that’s okay, but check with us first.


Choose one of the ethical frameworks that we have discussed in class.


Write a short paper (500 – 1,000 words) analyzing your chosen issue using your chosen ethical framework.