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Andrew Adams
University of Utah
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    Following Snowden Around the World.Andrew A. Adams, Kiyoshi Murata, Yasunori Fukuta, Yohko Orito & Ana María Lara Palma - 2017 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 15 (3):311-327.
    Purpose A survey of the attitudes of students in eight countries towards the revelations of mass surveillance by the US’ NSA and the UK’s GCHQ has been described in an introductory paper and seven country-specific papers. This paper aims to present a comparison of the results from these countries and draws conclusions about the similarities and differences noted. Design/methodology/approach A questionnaire was deployed in Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, The People’s Republic of China, Spain, Sweden and Taiwan. The original survey (...)
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    Snowden’s Revelations and the Attitudes of Students at Swedish Universities.Iordanis Kavathatzopoulos, Ryoko Asai, Andrew A. Adams & Kiyoshi Murata - 2017 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 15 (3):247-264.
    Purpose This study aims to map Swedish students’ attitudes towards Snowden’s revelations and their effects in the political and socio-cultural environment of Sweden. Design/methodology/approach A questionnaire was answered by 190 Swedish university students. The quantitative responses to the survey and qualitative considerations of free text answers were statistically analysed. Findings Swedish students had a high level of knowledge about the Snowden revelations; they actively searched for information, gave a positive judgement of Snowden’s actions and were willing to follow his example (...)
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  3. The Japanese Sense of Information Privacy.Andrew A. Adams, Kiyoshi Murata & Yohko Orito - 2009 - AI and Society 24 (4):327-341.
    We analyse the contention that privacy is an alien concept within Japanese society, put forward in various presentations of Japanese cultural norms at least as far back as Benedict in The chrysanthemum and the sword: patterns of Japanese culture. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1946. In this paper we distinguish between information privacy and physical privacy. As we show, there is good evidence for social norms of limits on the sharing and use of personal information (i.e. information privacy) from traditional interactions in (...)
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    Few Youngsters Would Follow Snowden’s Lead in Japan.Kiyoshi Murata, Yasunori Fukuta, Yohko Orito & Andrew A. Adams - 2017 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 15 (3):197-212.
    PurposeThis paper aims to deal with the attitudes towards and social impact of Edward Snowden’s revelations in Japan, taking the Japanese socio-cultural and political environment surrounding privacy and state surveillance into account.Design/methodology/approachA questionnaire survey of 1,820 university students and semi-structured follow-up interviews with 56 respondents were conducted, in addition to reviews of the literature on privacy and state surveillance in Japan. The outcomes of the survey were statistically analysed, and qualitative analyses of the interview results were also performed.FindingsSnowden’s revelations have (...)
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    The Ethical Challenges of Ubiquitous Healthcare.Andrew A. Adams & Ian Brown - 2007 - International Review of Information Ethics 8 (12):53-60.
    Ubiquitous healthcare is an emerging area of technology that uses a large number of environmental and patient sensors and actuators to monitor and improve patients' physical and mental condition. Tiny sensors gather data on almost any physiological characteristic that can be used to diagnose health problems. This technology faces some challenging ethical questions, ranging from the small-scale individual issues of trust and efficacy to the societal issues of health and longevity gaps related to economic status. It presents particular problems in (...)
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  6. Following Snowden: An International Survey.Andrew A. Adams, Kiyoshi Murata & Ana María Lara Palma - 2017 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 15 (3):336-343.
    Purpose This paper aims to present the baseline English survey used in the other papers in this special issue. Design/methodology/approach The survey includes yes/no, Likert scale and free text responses, which were analysed quantitatively and qualitatively. Findings Respondents to the survey expressed divergent views of whether they would emulate Snowden, even though most in all countries believed he had helped rather than harmed society. Originality/value This is the only such broad survey on attitudes to Snowden of which the authors are (...)
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    How Snowden’s Revelations Have Influenced Youngsters’ Attitude and Behaviour in the PRC and Taiwan.Kiyoshi Murata, Yasunori Fukuta, Andrew A. Adams & Dang Ronghua - 2017 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 15 (3):213-231.
    Purpose This study aims to investigate how Snowden’s revelations are viewed by young people in the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan through questionnaire surveys of and follow-up interviews with university students in the two countries, taking into account the histories and current status of state surveillance in these countries and the current complicated and delicate cross-strait relationships. Design/methodology/approach Questionnaire surveys of 315 PRC and 111 Taiwanese university students and semi-structured follow-up interviews with 16 master’s course students from the PRC (...)
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    So What If the State is Monitoring Us?Kiyoshi Murata, Yasunori Fukuta, Yohko Orito, Andrew A. Adams & Ana María Lara Palma - 2015 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 45 (3):361-368.
    This study investigates the attitudes towards and social impacts of Edward Snowden's revelations in Japan through a questionnaire survey and follow-up interviews with Japanese youngsters as part of an international cross-cultural analyses. The survey results showed striking contrasts with ones in other countries reflecting the Japanese socio-cultural and political environment.
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    The View From the Gallery.Andrew A. Adams, Kiyoshi Murata, Yasunori Fukuta, Yohko Orito & Ana María Lara Palma - 2015 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 45 (3):376-383.
    The series of revelations made by Edward Snowden revelations starting on 5th June 2013 exposed a true picture of state surveillance or, more precisely, surveillance conducted by an industrial-government complex in the democratic nations. His revelations have attracted heavy doses of both praise and censure; whereas some have positively evaluated his deed as an act of valour to protect democracy against the tyranny of the state, others have criticised him as a traitor to his country that have been preoccupied with (...)
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    Following Snowden: A Cross-Cultural Study on the Social Impact of Snowden’s Revelations.Kiyoshi Murata, Andrew A. Adams & Ana María Lara Palma - 2017 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 15 (3):183-196.
    Purpose This paper aims to introduce a cross-cultural study of the views and implications of Snowden’s revelations about NSA/GCHQ surveillance practices, undertaken through surveys administered in eight countries. The aims and academic and social significance are explained, and justification is offered for the methods used. Design/methodology/approach Pilot surveys were deployed in two countries, following which revised versions were deployed in eight countries. Quantitative analysis of suitable answer sets and quantitative analysis were performed. Findings Through the pilot survey studies conducted in (...)
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    Ripples Down Under: New Zealand Youngsters’ Attitudes and Conduct Following Snowden.Gehan Gunasekara, Andrew A. Adams & Kiyoshi Murata - 2017 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 15 (3):297-310.
    Purpose This study aims to test the attitudes towards and social consequences of Edward Snowden’s revelations in New Zealand, taking into account New Zealand’s socio-cultural and political environment especially as regards privacy and state surveillance. Design/methodology/approach A questionnaire survey of 66 university students and semi-structured follow-up interviews with 18 respondents were conducted, in addition to reviews of the literature on privacy and state surveillance in New Zealand. The outcomes of the survey were statistically analysed and qualitative analyses of the interview (...)
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    Snowden Seems to Have More Social Impact in the People's Republic of China Than in the Republic of China, But.Kiyoshi Murata, Yasunori Fukuta, Andrew A. Adams, Duan Xiongfang, Dang Ronghua & Ana María Lara Palma - 2015 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 45 (3):384-392.
    This study investigates how Snowden's revelations are viewed by young people in the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China through questionnaire surveys of and follow-up interviews with university students in those countries. Considering the history of state surveillance in both countries and the current complicated and delicate cross-strait relationships, it is interesting to examine PRC and Taiwanese youngsters' attitude and reactions to Snowden's revelations separately and in comparison.
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    Surveillance of Information and Personal Data by Mexican Government.Juan Carlos Yáñez-Luna, Mario Arias-Oliva, Kiyoshi Murata, Pedro I. González Ramírez, Andrew A. Adams & Ana María Lara Palma - 2015 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 45 (3):407-415.
    This study analyses the perceptions about Edward Snowden's revelations in Mexico. A questionnaire survey was developed and applied to students in a Mexican University. This Study is part of a global research about privacy perceptions by young people in different countries.
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    Emerging Social Norms in the UK and Japan on Privacy and Revelation in SNS.Andrew A. Adams, Kiyoshi Murata, Yohko Orito & Pat Parslow - 2011 - International Review of Information Ethics 16:12.
    Semi-structured interviews with university students in the UK and Japan, undertaken in 2009 and 2010, are analysed with respect to the revealed attitudes to privacy, self-revelation and revelation by/of others on SNS.
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    Young People Do Care.Gehan Gunasekara, Kiyoshi Murata, Andrew A. Adams & Ana María Lara Palma - 2015 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 45 (3):369-375.
    This study investigates the attitudes towards and social impacts of Edward Snowden's revelations in New Zealand through a questionnaire survey and follow-up interviews with New Zealand youngsters as part of the worldwide cross-cultural analyses. The survey results showed striking contrasts with those in other countries reflecting New Zealand's socio-cultural and political environment.
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    Snowden's Revelations Led to More Informed and Shocked German Citizens.Michael Schleusener, Sarah Stevens, Sebastian Brenner, Kiyoshi Murata, Andrew A. Adams & Ana María Lara Palma - 2015 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 45 (3):393-397.
    This study investigates the attitudes towards and social impacts of Edward Snowden's revelations in Germany through a questionnaire survey with German youngsters as part of the worldwide cross-cultural analyses. However due to Snowden's revelations a continuing discussion about privacy, safety, security and data protection was unleashed in Germany. The results show interesting values and settings of young people in Germany. For example: The majority 69.41% of the surveyed persons feel that the usage of the Internet threatens their privacy.
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    Information Surveillance by Governments.Mario Arias Oliva, Ana María Lara Palma, Kiyoshi Murata & Andrew A. Adams - 2015 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 45 (3):398-406.
    This study investigates the attitudes towards and social impacts of Edward Snowden's revelations in Spain through a questionnaire survey answered by students in two Spanish universities. It is part of the worldwide cross-cultural analyses about privacy perceptions in young people. The survey results take into socio-cultural and political environment.
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    The Social Impact of Snowden’s Revelations on Mexican Youngsters.Andrew A. Adams, Juan Carlos Yáñez-Luna, Pedro I. González Ramírez, Mario Arias-Oliva & Kiyoshi Murata - 2017 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 15 (3):283-296.
    Purpose As part of an international study of knowledge of and attitudes to Snowden’s revelations about the activities of the National Security Agency/Government Communications Headquarters, this paper aims to deal with Mexico, taking its socio-cultural and political environment surrounding privacy and state surveillance into account. Design/methodology/approach A questionnaire was answered by 160 Mexican University students. The quantitative responses to the survey were statistically analysed as well as qualitative considerations of free text answers. Findings Snowden’s revelations have had a limited influence (...)
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    Following Snowden, German Uncertainty About Monitoring.Andrew A. Adams, Sarah Hosell & Kiyoshi Murata - 2017 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 15 (3):232-246.
    Purpose As part of an international study of knowledge of and attitudes to Snowden’s revelations about the activities of the National Security Agency/Government Communications Headquarters, this paper aims to deal with Germany, taking its socio-cultural and political environment surrounding privacy and state surveillance into account. Design/methodology/approach A questionnaire was answered by 76 German University students. The quantitative responses to the survey were statistically analysed as well as qualitative considerations of free text answers. Findings Snowden’s revelations have had an important influence (...)
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    Surveillance Following Snowden: A Major Challenge in Spain.Andrew A. Adams, Mario Arias-Oliva, Ana María Lara Palma & Kiyoshi Murata - 2017 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 15 (3):265-282.
    Purpose This study aims to analyse the impacts of Edward Snowden’s revelations in Spain focusing on issues of privacy and state surveillance. This research takes into consideration the Spanish context from a multidimensional perspective: social, cultural, legal and political. Design/methodology/approach The paper reviews the Spanish privacy and state surveillance situation. Responses to a questionnaire were collected from 207 university students studying at Universitat Rovira i Virgili or Burgos University. The quantitative responses to the survey were statistically analysed as well as (...)
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