In an era where morally flexible corporations impose their (un)ethical practices, it's more important than ever to establish our ethical practices and values to preserve our fundamental human rights, reduce inequalities and stay aware of the sociological impact of technologies.
Thoughts, possible solutions and case studies to awaken us to our role as actors in the field of technology.
2.3 billion monthly active users
on Facebook in Q4 2018
Software that kills
✦ bad software design and development practices
✦ impossible to test in an automated way
✦ no independant review
✦ error states could be overriden by operator
Losing 460M$ in 45min
✦ lack of peer review of code and deployment steps
✦ absence of tooling to consistently deploy software
✦ lack of clear procedures for deployments and incident
✦ lack of pushback against aggressive delivery schedule
Ad targeting by race
"If we are going to make the
most of it, we need to take the
chance to shape the digital
world before it shapes us"
— Martha Lane Fox
Does not knowingly deepen
existing vulnerabilities and
inequalities, or create new ones
Protects existing democratic
and human rights
Is made by teams that are mindful
of their ethical, social and human
Has controls in place to react to
and guard against unintended
Is designed with security and
safety in mind
"Be a good ancestor"
— Alan Cooper
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✦Backend / DevOps