Category: Deception

The curated garden problem

The curated garden problem

When Apple first enabled third party applications on the iPhone, they were accused by many of violating user freedoms by creating a walled garden, that being the requirement that all applications installed on the platform must be installed via their iOS App store. Apple promoted this as allowing application vetting for performance and security: particularly …

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Examining the ethics of “Dieselgate”

Examining the ethics of “Dieselgate”

Diesel engines had been touted for some time by car manufacturers as being cleaner and more efficient than their petrol cousins. Such was the power of the diesel message that these cars rose steadily in popularity in Europe for over a decade, and excepting 2009, represented more than 50% of the new passenger car sales …

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