FWD: Real world ethical questions

Subject: FWD: Real world ethical questions
From: Anonymous <anonfwd -at- raycomm -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 05:20:00 -0600 (MDT)




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Hiring or not hiring a smoker is not a pertinent ethical
issue. I have two pertinent ethical issues.

Product X is intended for financial institutions, where security is
important. There's a login/password authentication system. But, the
product uses Internet Explorer as the interface. It's easy to bypass
the system. I documented that, but the product manager told me to take
it out, not because it wasn't true, but because he didn't want people
to know it worked that way.

Product Y is our bread-and-butter product. Some of the documentation
is wrong. The writer got the details from the company president, who
ordered her to write it that way because it was his "vision of how
Product Y should work."

What can we do? Times are tough.



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