UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2017/2018
ORDINARY EXAMINATION FOR THE CERTIFICATE INFORMATION
CIT0100 COMPUTER AND SOCIETY
DATE: APRIL, 2018 TIME: 1 ½ HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer question ONE and any other TWO questions.
QUESTION ONE (30 MARKS) (Compulsory)
a) Explain the 4-liability responsibility of a computer professional citing examples.
b) Define the term computer ethics as opined by Walter Manner. (2Marks)
c) List four characteristics of fifth generation of computers. (4Marks)
d) Describe three ways in which stress at the workplace may increase. (3Marks)
e) Describe four situations (citing examples) where an individual can say they have privacy
on the internet. (4Marks)
f) List and briefly describe four recommendations for overcoming barriers to responsibility
in computing. (4Marks)
g) Describe five real world situations where computers have been responsible for job
a) One school of thought proposes that democracy should allow for divergent views.
Examine this in the case by describing whether it is so on the internet and in a bricks and
mortar environment. (6Marks)
b) Describe using a suitable example in each instance any three general moral imperatives
of a computer professional. (6Marks)
c) Describe any five rights that copyright owners enjoy. (5Marks)
d) Which three key civilization influenced the growth of computing. (3Marks)
a) In the recent case where the figures for the supplementary budget failed to add up, the
ministry of finance blamed the problem on computer error. Basing your argument on the
conditions of responsibility, describe three reasons why it is difficult to ascribe
responsibility to computers. (6Marks)
b) Describe three ways in which Information Technology has changed the structure of an
c) Explain three reasons why an organization can justify employee surveillance.
d) Name two qualities of a good policy. (2Marks)
a) Describe three benefits of telecommunication to an organization. (6Marks)
b) Discuss the recent computer crimes that have been happening in Kenya and how IT was
used to control them. (12Marks)
c) Differentiate between copyright and patent. (2 Marks)
a) Discuss the impacts of the social websites like twitter and Facebook in the society.
b) Briefly describe three types of computer threats/risks and how computers can be
protected against them.
c) Discuss the legal, moral and ethical issues involved in the WikiLeaks case. (4Marks)