jueves, 15 de marzo de 2012

"As an individual, what security threats scare you the most?"

En una entrevista a Bruce Schneier le hicieron una pregunta cuya respuesta me pareció muy interesante. 
Les dejo el texto y la liga por si desean leer el documento completo:


As an individual, what security threats scare you the most?

My primary concerns are threats from the powerful. I'm not worried about criminals, even organised crime. Or terrorists, even organised terrorists. Those groups have always existed, always will, and they'll always operate on the fringes of society. 

Societal pressures have done a good job of keeping them that way. It's much more dangerous when those in power use that power to subvert trust. Specifically, I am thinking of governments and corporations.

Let me give you a few examples. The global financial crisis was not a result of criminals, it was perpetrated by legitimate financial institutions pursuing their own self-interest. 

The major threats against our privacy are not from criminals, they're from corporations trying to more accurately target advertising. 

The most significant threat to the freedom of the Internet is from large entertainment companies, in their misguided attempt to stop piracy. And the cyberwar rhetoric is likely to cause more damage to the Internet than criminals could ever dream of.


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