Section 3. Subscriber Content of the SE Terms of Service states:
Subscriber represents, warrants and agrees that it will not contribute any Subscriber Content that [...] (e) contains a virus, trojan horse, worm, time bomb or other computer programming routine or engine that is intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information
This part doesn't make a lot of sense if it is only applicable to the actual content (i.e. Markdown text) posted to the network, and didn't apply to hyperlinked resources. Otherwise, I were allowed to link to malware, which would be kind of stupid.
Now, the term time bomb sounds pretty bad. I didn't associate it with computer malware though, so I looked it up:
In computer software, a time bomb refers to a computer program that has been written so that it will stop functioning after a predetermined date or time is reached.
Which is kind of how a lot of shareware works: Stop working once the user relies on it so he coughs up a few dollars and gets a license. The article goes on to mention a rather
popular well-known piece of software as an example for a time bomb:
Microsoft's Windows Vista Beta 2, which was programmed to expire on May 31, 2007
Does this mean we're not allowed to e.g. link to time-limited shareware in answers? If not, what does it mean?