A NYT essay by Linda Kinstler. It reveals a special kind of fragility that makes talking about being a good person a professional obligation. Yet despite this, having a personal stance on what ethics means remains a dangerous position, especially if one's ethics are grounded in spirituality and traditional religion.

Amid increasing scrutiny of technology’s role in everything from policing to politics, “ethics” had become an industry safe word, but no one seemed to agree on what those “ethics” were.