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Data-Security Expert Kaspersky: There Is No More Privacy

Wall Street Journal, by Paul Sonne 

MOSCOW—A month after National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden arrived at the airport here, Russian computer-security expert Eugene Kaspersky fielded a question on the newly-exposed U.S. surveillance programs at his office down the road.

"There is no more privacy," the 47-year-old CEO of antivirus software firm Kaspersky Lab told a group of journalists.

Mr. Kaspersky said consumers are paying the price of new technologies with their privacy, and argued that it is hard to tell whether the programs Mr. Snowden exposed are justifiable, because it is unclear how many lives they saved. "If you want to stay private, I know some places in Siberia," he joked. 

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