Ethics

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John Lewis targets ‘throwaway’ culture with £1m ideas fund
Department store owner seeks projects that ‘eliminate waste or pollution from the design stage’

Zoe Wood

22, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The art of the steal: ‘I have poached shamelessly from my enemies’
When writers ‘borrow heavily’ from people they know, is it theft? Australian writers weigh in on limits of creative licence

Jock Serong

05, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘Absolute madness’: circus around an MP that riled the Commons
Backbenchers infuriated as reality dawned and Owen Paterson’s path swerved from invincibility to hasty departure

Aubrey Allegretti

04, Nov, 2021 @9:47 PM

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Key target in scrutiny row? Westminster’s standards watchdog
Efforts to undermine parliament’s independent regulator, Kathryn Stone, follow her repeated enquiries over Johnson finances

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

04, Nov, 2021 @6:54 PM

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Ministers’ conduct needs to be properly policed, review says
Report by independent committee says PM should not have sole power to sanction investigations

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

01, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Polygenic screening of embryos is here, but is it ethical?
The first child born using the technique arrived last year. But can it really help reduce diseases in a new generation, or is it ‘techno-eugenics’?

Philip Ball

17, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Is Facebook leading us on a journey to the metaverse?
Nick Clegg will on Monday set out the tech giant’s vision of a virtual world where you can work, shop and ‘live’. But the move is prompting new fears over privacy

Miranda Bryant

26, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Is it ethical to travel right now? Experts on flying in the age of Delta
Questions to consider before you inflict the ‘moral injury’ of a risky, non-essential trip

Kelli María Korducki

12, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Where was the broadcasting regulator when Sky News Australia was airing misinformation about Covid-19? | Denis Muller
The fact YouTube had to step in and do what Acma should have done a year ago is an indictment of a broken system

Denis Muller

06, Aug, 2021 @8:00 PM

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The choice is ours – how opening up will turn us into moralists of daily life | Sridhar Venkatapuram
With few rules left to govern our Covid behaviour, we’ll increasingly take on the pleasure, or burden, of working out the right thing for ourselves

Sridhar Venkatapuram

18, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Boris Johnson again avoids paying the price for his cavalier attitude
Analysis: despite his exoneration, Mustique freebie is just the latest example of a lifelong disdain for rules

Heather Stewart Political editor

08, Jul, 2021 @2:12 PM

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Microsoft’s Kate Crawford: ‘AI is neither artificial nor intelligent’
The AI researcher on how natural resources and human labour drive machine learning and the regressive stereotypes that are baked into its algorithms

Zoë Corbyn

06, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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