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    Maybe a Hippocratic-Style Oath Could Improve the Internet

    Do you swear by the geek gods not to be evil? Technology is increasingly engulfing our daily lives, but some folks at the forefront of apps, AI and algorithms are growing concerned that they’re doing more harm than good. To stop the Internet from making our lives worse, some are advocating techie ethics training and a professional code akin to the Hippocratic oath. But some say consuming only ethical tech should be like buying organic, with nascent demand encouraging firms to do well by doing good.

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