Snapchat Ends 'Speed Filter' That Critics Say Encouraged Reckless Driving
Irina Raicu, the director of the Internet Ethics Program at Santa Clara University, said that increasingly, tech companies are doing risk assessments of new products and features to try to get ahead of possible abuses.
"If you have a new tool or feature: What does it allow? What does it invite? And what does it incentivize? There are degrees of responsibility based on those three things," she said. "This Snapchat filter seems like maybe it was missing some of those conversations initially."
"Sometimes," Raicu added, "one of the most thoughtful ways to deploy a product is to never deploy it at all."
Irina Raicu, the director of internet ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, quoted on NPR.