This blog spotlights issues and topics explored in my LIS 2194: Information Ethics graduate course—Technology Ethics, Privacy, Surveillance, Data Harvesting, IoT, Intellectual Property, AI Algorithms, Independent Press, Free Speech, Censorship, Cyberhacking, Weaponized Information, National Security, Cyberbullying—as well as Ethics topics of a more general nature, such as Integrity, Equality, Truth, Justice, Accountability, Civil Discourse, Transparency, Conflicts of Interest, and Inclusion.
Monday, March 6, 2017
The day of Trump toilets and condoms in China may have just ended. Here's why that's controversial; Los Angeles Times, March 6, 2017
Some analysts believe investors, wary about the delicate relationship between China and the U.S., will veer away from anything bearing Donald Trump’s name. But two chief ethics lawyers under former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama argue China could still use Trump’s ties to his family empire to influence policies.
They’re part of a lawsuit filed in federal court in New York that alleges the president’s foreign business connections violate the Constitution.
“We should be seriously concerned about Mr. Trump’s ethical standards,” [Haochen] Sun [director of the Law and Technology Center at the University of Hong Kong and a specialist in intellectual property law] said. “The registration carries the message that Trump is still doing business.”