Anti Virus Software

Today an article in the New York Times outlines how a company like Kaspersky Labs can leverage its antivirus software to potentially siphon files off your computer and feed them to an intelligence agency.

Granted this does not indicate that all antivirus software or even Kaspersky is performing this action, but it is definitely disconcerting and alarming the loss of privacy one agrees to just by downloading an antivirus product.

The current trend in Washington is towards deregulation of everything, pushing all responsibility for privacy, environmental protection, general health, and many other important national concerns into the hands of the individual.  I believe this sort of strategy places the average United States citizen into an area of higher risk and as a nation we should be looking at ways to protect our national well being.

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