Some internet service providers implementing throttling techniques have hindered fair access to the internet, limiting users' ability to access content and impacting net neutrality.
Despite being legal and widely used for many years, cigarettes have been proven to cause severe health problems, including cancer and other respiratory diseases.
Landmines are designed to maim or kill unsuspecting individuals, often long after a conflict has ended. They have caused countless civilian casualties and continue to pose threats in various parts of the world.
Developed as a chemical defoliant during the Vietnam War, Agent Orange caused severe health issues and environmental damage, affecting both soldiers and civilians.
Marketed as a morning sickness drug in the 1950s and 1960s, thalidomide led to severe birth defects in thousands of children, highlighting the importance of thorough testing and regulation in the pharmaceutical industry.
Once widely used in construction materials, asbestos has been linked to serious health conditions, particularly lung diseases and cancer.
The proliferation of single-use plastics has contributed to environmental pollution and the degradation of ecosystems, leading to harm to wildlife and posing long-term risks to the planet.
CFCs, once used in aerosol cans and refrigeration, contributed to the depletion of the ozone layer, leading to increased UV radiation and environmental damage.
The invention of nuclear weapons has led to the potential for mass destruction and devastation on an unprecedented scale
While not an invention in the traditional sense, the establishment of segregation laws in various parts of the world perpetuated discrimination and inequality based on race, leading to social and systemic injustices.