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Cherri M Pancake

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10 Aug 2018 | 7:30 PM

Programmers need ethics when designing technologies that influence people's lives

Technological professionals are the first, and last, lines of defense against the misuse of technology. Nobody else understands the systems as well, and nobody else is in a position to protect specific data elements or ensure the connections between one component and another are appropriate, safe and reliable.

As computers become increasingly interwoven into the fabric of life, those in the profession must personally recommit to serving society through ethical conduct. — AFP