Immoral Software

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.