Discuss the moral dilemma(s) faced by one of these NSA employees whose stories are discussed in the documentary, United States of Secrets: Tom Drake, Edward Loomis, or Edward Snowden. You must watch these 2 videos to write your essay
Your essay must have a well-articulated thesis statement, which should be clearly stated in the introduction of your paper. Essays without a thesis statement will not ACCEPTED. For examples and requirements of thesis statements see the file (Introduction and Thesis Statement.docx).
For further discussion of the relationship of the thesis statement to your essay, see the essay guidelines see the file (ANALYTICAL ESSAY CHECKLIST and SCORING RUBRIC.docx). Remember: everything in your essay should support your thesis statement.
TOPIC: Discuss the moral dilemma(s) faced by one of these NSA employees whose stories are discussed in the documentary, United States of Secrets: Tom Drake,
Edward Loomis, or Edward Snowden.
You must watch these 2 videos to write your essay, you can access the video at pbs.org. The links are:
http://video.pbs.org/video/2365245528/ and http://video.pbs.org/video/2365251169/.
Assume that the ACM Code of Ethics (www.acm.org/constitution/code) applies to each of these computer professionals. Using the framework of the ACM Code of Ethics, analyze the moral dilemma(s) faced by Drake, Loomis, or Snowden.
In your analysis, you must discuss the ACM Code of Ethics and at least three of the articles that I provided for you. Which articles you choose to discuss is up to you: choose the most appropriate articles given what you focus on. For example, if you focus on the right to privacy, articles by
Moore (Moore_Information_Ethics_Privacy_Property_and_Power.pdf) or by
Warren and Brandeis (Warren and Brandeis_Information_Ethics_Privacy_Property_and_Power.pdf) are obvious choices. If you choose to discuss issues of freedom of speech, the Greenawalt (Greenawalt_Information_Ethics_Privacy_Property_and_Power.pdf) article or the Balkin (Balkin_Information_Ethics_Privacy_Property_and_Power.pdf) article would be appropriate. And the Lilly (Lilly_Information_Ethics_Privacy_Property_and_Power.pdf) article, which is about government surveillance, would work regardless of you particular focus. List each of the articles separately on your works cited page.
Part of your analysis should be an argument for what you think Drake, Loomis or
Snowden ought to have done.