Notes to Search Engines and Ethics

1. For those interested in more detail about some of the technical concepts described here (such as TCP/IP, FTP, etc.), as well as the important roles that these technologies and protocols played in the historical development of the Internet, some excellent resources are available. See, for example, Abbate (1999).

2. For a theory of privacy that defends the notion of “limited control,” as opposed to a full-blown “control theory” of privacy, see Moor 1997; Tavani and Moor 2001; Tavani 2007).

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