The Moral Failure of Computer Scientists

“In the 1950s, a group of scientists spoke out against the dangers of nuclear weapons. Should cryptographers take on the surveillance state?”

“But computer science has quite a bit to do with reality. Its practitioners devise the surveillance systems that watch over nearly every space, public or otherwise—and they design the tools that allow for privacy in the digital realm. Computer science is political, by its very nature.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/12/the-moral-failure-of-computer-science/420012/?mc_cid=f607b9a6a4&mc_eid=34e2887073

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