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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

You have zero privacy anyway, get over it!

Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy,infamous for his "You have zero privacy anyway, get over it." statement, took a conciliatory tone on the stage at the RSA Conference, allowing that privacy might be something for which consumers should fight. He warned companies that, unless they protect consumer privacy, they could lose out on significant online growth.

"It's going to get scarier if we don't come up with technology and rules to protect appropriately privacy and secure the data, and the most important asset we have is obviously the data on people--our customers and employees and partners," McNealy told attendees last week. "And if we can't protect that, people are not going to go online."

Read more at SecurityFocus.com.



2 Comments:

  • Security has long been an illusion in the internet world because other people (hackers in particular) are able to access so-called private information and data even if software companies insist that these things do not happen. I believe that given time and effort, the security problem can be resolved but as of the moment, security could be considered as non-existent in the cyberworld.

    By Anonymous elaine, at 1:34 AM  

  • I agree completely with you Elaine. I think the only way you can protect yourself up to a certain point is to use plain old common sense.

    By Blogger Kiltak, at 8:40 AM  

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