Ethical Implications of System Accountability
Security for the user or security for the company? • When software developers build large systems with accountability of users they are empowering the companies that own the systems while potentially endangering the system’s users. The alternative is building systems with deniability, which turn out to be more akin to systems from the pre-digital world.
Hello software developer, I would like to talk about how we think about the systems we build. More precisely, I think we have a tendency to think about concrete details of our systems, sometimes missing the bigger picture.
When we build systems, we want them to be secure, right? How do we talk and think about security, then? Are we missing something?
A lot of the time, I think we are too entrenched in the current way of doing things, the status quo. As new developers, in particular, we are taught and socialized to build systems in a...
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