omidomi

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The European Commission yesterday acknowledged in a public document that it possesses no evidence to support the notion that software from Russia-based Kaspersky Lab software is malicious. The admission comes about 10 months after the European Parliament passed a resolution calling for the European Union to ban dangerous software, naming Kaspersky products as specific example.

The statement came in the form of an official response to questions previously submitted by right-wing Belgian politician and European Parliament member Gerolf Annemans, who asked the Commission if it had any reasons to justify the labeling of Kaspersky products as malicious.

“The Commission is not in possession of any evidence regarding potential issues related to the use of Kaspersky Lab products,” replied Bulgarian politician and European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel, on behalf of the EU.
The European Commission yesterday acknowledged in a public document that it possesses no evidence to support the notion that software from Russia-based Kaspersky Lab software is malicious. The admission comes about 10 months after the European Parliament passed a resolution calling for the European Union to ban dangerous software, naming Kaspersky products as specific example.

The statement came in the form of an official response to questions previously submitted by right-wing Belgian politician and European Parliament member Gerolf Annemans, who asked the Commission if it had any reasons to justify the labeling of Kaspersky products as malicious.

“The Commission is not in possession of any evidence regarding potential issues related to the use of Kaspersky Lab products,” replied Bulgarian politician and European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel, on behalf of the EU.

Kaspersky has come under scrutiny in recent years over repeated allegations – denied by the vendor – that Russian intelligence officials work closely with the company and use its anti-virus products as tools to spy on users. In 2017, the U.S. Congress passed legislation banning federal use of Kaspersky products and services. The Department of Homeland Security had issued a similar ban just months earlier.

In addition to issuing denials, Kaspersky has responded to concerns by launching a Global Transparency Initiative and announcing that it would move some of its core processes from Russia to Switzerland. Still, Kaspersky continues to be the subject of much intrigue and controversy. Just today, the AP published a report describing an alleged, bungled spy operation in which an operative using the alias Lucas Lambert met with prominent Kaspersky critics to see if they were paid to denigrate the company. It remains unclear who the man was working for.
 

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No body has ever given any proof against Kaspersky.
This kind of thing i.e. diminishing some one's (or some thing's) reputation without any evidence is a dangerous work. If any country doesn't want some company to flourish then they can create this kind of false allegation.
There are some countries which started globalization for their own profit but now things have started to back fire and as a result they are trying to diminish the reputation of the foreign companies.
 

blackice

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No body has ever given any proof against Kaspersky.
This kind of thing i.e. diminishing some one's (or some thing's) reputation without any evidence is a dangerous work. If any country doesn't want some company to flourish then they can create this kind of false allegation.
There are some countries which started globalization for their own profit but now things have started to back fire and as a result they are trying to diminish the reputation of the foreign companies.

Agreed. Fear, uncertainty, and doubt combined are one of the most powerful weapons of corporations and the state.
 

Arequire

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Looks to me as if the European Commission has misunderstood the initial allegation. The claim was never that Kaspersky's software is malicious but that the company could be compelled to use their software maliciously by order of the Russian state.
 

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Just today, the AP published a report describing an alleged, bungled spy operation in which an operative using the alias Lucas Lambert met with prominent Kaspersky critics to see if they were paid to denigrate the company. It remains unclear who the man was working for.
What? More information about it?
 
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Looks to me as if the European Commission has misunderstood the initial allegation. The claim was never that Kaspersky's software is malicious but that the company could be compelled to use their software maliciously by order of the Russian state.
It would be the same.:unsure:

I think that would enter the field of Paranoia.
The same could be said for M $ or Google.:ROFLMAO:
 
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It would be the same.:unsure:
It wouldn't. The allegations of danger are theoretical currently. If there was irrefutable evidence of Kaspersky using its software for malicious activity then this document wouldn't have been published and Kaspersky's software would've started being phased out across the EU when the activity was uncovered. Not to mention the hefty fines/sanctions that'd be levied against the company and the Russian state.