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Discussion on: Unethical programming

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Nancy Deschenes

This is another instance of someone doing something they later regretted: The code I’m still ashamed of.

As for guidelines for deciding if something is ethical, you can use the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

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rhymes Author

Thank you Nancy, I read the article on medium and this part reminded of some shady conversations I was in the room for some years ago:

As developers, we are often one of the last lines of defense against potentially dangerous and unethical practices.

Fortunately at that time all the devs and the CTO refused to comply and the request was dropped.

Thank you for the link to the ACM Code of Ethics as well, I will read it thoroughly tomorrow.