The Ethical Side of Software Development

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Software is a double-edged sword: for better or worse, you can do almost anything with it. With seemingly limitless possibilities for its applications, software raises complex ethical questions. For every cyber security attack that takes down businesses and costs millions of dollars in productivity, there is a program that helps drive productivity to help both huge companies and individuals.

When used the right way, software can help save lives, clean our environment and bring clean drinking water to those who need it. It is important to take a step back and look, from an ethical perspective, at the potential software has for us as a people.

Finding Those Who Are Unseen

Digital ethics and the future of humans in a connected world:

Cheating People for a Better Bottom Line

Volkswagen had been cheating the US EPA system by loading different software onto its cars (specifically diesel cars) when they went for emissions testing so they could be sold legally.

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Originally published on Ciklum Blog on December 14, 2017.

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