CIS 207 Week 2 DQ 1

What are the ethical implications of IT system use? Locate an ethical situation that you are familiar with or that you have heard on the news. How could you apply the ethical standards of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) or the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)?

Response:
I can think of one dangerous practice that plagues the IT industry that I consider to have serious ethical implications: planned obsolescence. While technology products will certainly become obsolete over time many IT production firms use "value engineering" to purchase cheaper components when building systems that not only have limited lifespans but limited upgradeability.
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