Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Why Eugene Kaspersky Has Big Problems With Big Data

Jedras, Jeff. "Why Eugene Kaspersky Has Big Problems With Big Data." IT World Canada, May 22, 2012.

From the article: "Speaking last week at the Russian security vendor’s North American channel partner conference here, Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky outlined the top five IT security issues that worry him today, and prominent among them was the loss of privacy that the big data trend entails.

“We can forget about privacy. There’s no privacy anymore,” said Kaspersky. “You can have privacy if you live somewhere in the jungle, or the middle of Siberia.”

Too much data is being collected about us, he said. In the U.K., cameras are everywhere. Google has a detailed picture of your online activities, as do other online services. And unless you pay cash and don’t use loyalty program cards, your shopping history is collected and stored as well.

“This is a national security issue. This data can be used not just against people, but against nations,” said Kaspersky." Read more