Would Doing Away With Anonymity Make the Internet Safer?

With the recent controversy surrounding Kaspersky software, some people have been bringing up Eugene Kaspersky’s views on privacy. You might think that the owner of an antivirus company would be big on anonymity. But Kaspersky, in fact, thinks that a reduction in anonymity would be good for the internet. It’s not a commonly held viewpoint. And it’s quite controversial. But is Kaspersky onto something? Would reducing internet privacy increase our security? There are a number of issues at stake here. Let’s take a look at them one at a time. What Kaspersky Is Really Pushing For To be clear, Kaspersky…

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