Does immoral software exist?
- Malicious viruses
- Emissions-test cheats
- Phishing websites
- Civilian surveillance programs
So… Yeah, it does.
And who’s responsible for its use? The managers? CEOs? Governments?
Like building a gun or a nuclear weapon, it’s the person who pulls the trigger or pushes the button.
But that’s no excuse for programmers. Is it okay to build a virus for your boss, when you know she has bad intentions?
If the software is immoral, it’s immoral to build it.