Gary Kovacs is a technologist and the former CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, where he directed the development of Firefox.

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Gary Kovacs is the chief executive officer of AVG Technologies. Prior to joining AVG, he was CEO of Mozilla Corporation with the responsibility for leading the overall direction of the organization and the Firefox Web browser, after stints at Sybase/SAP, Adobe and Macromedia. He led the creation and growth of Zi Corporation, a company specializing in embedded software and services for mobile and consumer devices, and spent 10 years at IBM in leadership positions in product management, sales, marketing and operations within the global software division.

In his TED University talk, Kovacs introduces the tool Collusion, which is now called Lightbeam >>

Gary Kovacs’ TED talk

Quotes from Gary Kovacs

[I am] not even two bites into breakfast, and there are already nearly 25 sites that are tracking me. I have navigated to a total of four.
Gary Kovacs
TED2012 • 1.8M views May 2012
Informative, Jaw-dropping
[Behavioral tracking] is an area today that has very few regulations and even fewer rules.
Gary Kovacs
TED2012 • 1.8M views May 2012
Informative, Jaw-dropping
I am being stalked across the Web. And why is this happening? Pretty simple: It's huge business.
Gary Kovacs
TED2012 • 1.8M views May 2012
Informative, Jaw-dropping