The Morality of Exposing Security Flaws: Philosophy in Action Sunday Radio

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On Sunday morning's live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio
( ), I'll answer a question on the
morality of exposing security flaws that might be of interest.  The
question is:

"Is it moral to post information on security flaws that can help
criminals better commit crimes?  Some people publish information on
how to pick locks or how to bypass computer password protection
programs. Yes, sometimes this information might be used by good people
to better protect themselves, but it's likely that criminals will use
it to commit crimes, perhaps crimes that they'd not have attempted
otherwise. Can the person posting the information rightly say, "This
information can be used for both good or bad purposes, and I'm not
morally responsible for what someone else chooses to do with it"?"

Interested?  I hope so!  Here's what you need to listen to the live

* What: Philosophy in Action Q&A Radio Show
* Who: Dr. Diana Hsieh and Greg Perkins
* When: Sunday, 22 July 2012 at 8 am PT / 9 am MT / 10 am CT / 11 am
* Where:

The full show will cover ways to express love, the morality of
exposing security flaws, the nature of happiness, the importance of a
candidate's views on abortion, and more.  You can review all the
questions for this episode here: /=

If you attend the live show, you can share your thoughts with other
listeners and ask me follow-up questions in the text chat.  If you
miss the live broadcast, you'll find the audio recording of the whole
episode, as well as individual questions, posted to the episode's
archive page:

From that page, you can post comments on the questions before or after
the broadcast.

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-- Diana Hsieh (Ph.D, Philosophy)

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