The Camera Phone Challange

Camera phones are here and growing fast. Two million will be sold in the US this year five million next year. The phones can snap a picture and instantly send it to an email address, weblog or media outlet. Questions of corporate espionage and individual privacy are being raised. New specialty areas in ethics and law are developing. For an overview see Business Ethics Newsline.

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  1. This is a particular case of a more general trend: ubiquitous computing–computers, sensors and cameras everywhere. Even the proponents of ubiguity are beginning to acknowledge that it’s going to have some problems. They had a conference recently and talked about the up and down side.,1282,60871,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_3