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    Data Mining to Combat Terrorism and the Roots of Privacy Concerns.Frans A. J. Birrer - 2005 - Ethics and Information Technology 7 (4):211-220.
    Recently, there has been a heavy debate in the US about the government’s use of data mining in its fight against terrorism. Privacy concerns in fact led the Congress to terminate the funding of TIA, a program for advanced information technology to be used in the combat of terrorism. The arguments put forward in this debate, more specifically those found in the main report and minority report by the TAPAC established by the Secretary of Defense to examine the TIA issue, (...)
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    Including Public Perspectives in Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy.Lino Paula & Frans Birrer - 2006 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 19 (3):253-267.
    Industrial (“white”) biotechnology promises to contribute to a more sustainable future. Compared to current production processes, cases have been identified where industrial biotechnology can decrease the amount of energy and raw materials used to make products and also reduce the amount of emissions and waste produced during production. However, switching from products based on chemical production processes and fossil fuels towards “biobased” products is at present not necessarily economically viable. This is especially true for bulk products, for example ethanol production (...)
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    Expert Advice and Argumentation: Some Remarks on the Work of Douglas Walton.Frans A. J. Birrer - 2001 - Argumentation 15 (3):267-276.
    Appeal to expert judgement has become a wide-spread and unavoidable element in public debates in modern society. The many and fundamental argumentative complications that they raise have not received proportional attention in argumentation studies so far. A prominent exception is a recent book by Douglas Walton, devoted entirely to arguments involving expert opinion . Confronting some examples from the field of Science and Society with Walton's earlier work, the need can be traced for a more elaborate and sophisticated treatment of (...)
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    Understanding Values and Biases in I.T.Frans A. J. Birrer - 1999 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 29 (1):16-21.
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