'The Ethics of "Pics or It Didn't Happen"' in The Atlantic

A woman cries during the cremation ceremony of Cambodia's late King Norodom Sihanouk in the country's capital. (Samrang Pring/Reuters)

A woman cries during the cremation ceremony of Cambodia's late King Norodom Sihanouk in the country's capital. (Samrang Pring/Reuters)

'Right now, almost every major news story turns on a single set of unresolved ethical questions: What should we do about the new proliferation of cameras? What should we do when the images they capture wind up on the Internet?

It is a debate about a distinctly new technological phenomenon, and we can see aspects of it everywhere: from the imminent war against ISIS to the leaked nude images of female celebrities; from the proposal of police body-cams to the NFL’s treatment of domestic abuser Ray Rice.'

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