Robot Love

Robot Love

Robots are going to take our jobs! No, scratch that: Robots are going to take over the world! For decades people have been terrified of the coming robot invasion, foretelling human extinction by vilifying robot-kind and all robot advancements. This is ridiculous, fanciful, just plain nonsense. We should LOVE robots: the robot age should be […]

Geek Ethicist: Skype Therapy

Geek Ethicist

Dear Ethicist— Which FaceTime/Skype apps are the most HIPAA compliant? I am a therapist and have had clients request these type of sessions. However, I’m worried about privacy and heard that FaceTime was recently hacked. I need to know which of these apps would be the best and safest for my therapy sessions. Sign Me— […]

Geek Ethicist: Harm and Fortune

“Dear Ethicist: I was asked a couple of years ago if I could help a company who had some profitable apps for a prominent social network. They needed to bill people for sending presents and wanted to expand the market to teens. I wanted to help but ended up urging the company not to do […]

Geek Ethicist

“Dear Ethicist, I have a new business and I need someone to host my website.  A close friend just started a web hosting business and wants me to use her web hosting company.  It would be good advertising for her, but I am not sure her web hosting will meet my needs.  Should I go […]