Over the last couple of weeks, there’s been a disturbing trend of governments demanding that private tech companies share their source code if they
want to do business. Now, the US government is giving the same ultimatum and it’s getting what it wants ) Kaspersky (.
On Sunday, the CEO of security firm “Kasper sky” Labs, Eugene “Kasper sky”, told the Associated Press that he’s willing to show the US government his company’s source code. “Anything I can do to prove that we don’t behave maliciously I will do it,” “Kasper sky” said while insisting that he’s open to testifying before Congress as well.
The company’s willingness to share its source code comes after a proposal was put forth in the Senate that “prohibits the [Defense Department] from using software platforms developed by “Kaspersky” Lab.” It goes on to say, “The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that any network connection between … the Department of Defense and a department or agency of the United States Government that is using or hosting on its networks a software platform [associated with “Kaspersky” Lab] is immediately severed.”