Coding is a superpower. With it, you can bend reality to your will. You can make the world a better place. Or you can destroy it.
You may be able to fool the regulators, the police, the judges. You may be able to fool the general public. And you may be able to go on doing this indefinitely without being caught.
But that doesn’t make it right.
Developers have great power. And they must use this power responsibly.
And if someone asks you to build something that is clearly illegal?—?or downright evil?—?go to the press. The developers in all three of these cases could have done this and saved the world a lot of heart ache.