I wrote about the curious case of Stolen, an app that its creators came to regret.
Hey founder Siqi Chen told me he made the decision to shut the game down after concerns that it was negatively affecting some of its players, particularly those who were being "stolen" without their consent. "Our goal with taking it down today has just been to make sure we stop what is happening — that we stop the harm, real and perceived, that people are getting from the existence of our product," he said. "We didn't spend hours and months, sweat and tears to build something like this and have people see it this way. This is not who we are."