Gary Kovacs is the CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, where he directs the development of Firefox.
Gary Kovacs is the CEO of Mozilla Corporation with the responsibility for leading the overall direction of the organization and the Firefox Web browser. Prior to joining Mozilla, Gary held senior leadership roles as Senior VP of Markets, Solutions & Products at Sybase (through its acquisition by SAP earlier this year), as General Manager and VP of Mobile & Devices at Adobe and as VP of Product Marketing at Macromedia (through its acquisition by Adobe). Previously, he led the creation and growth of Zi Corporation, a company specializing in embedded software and services for mobile and consumer devices. Prior to Zi Corporation, Gary 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 >>
“[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.”
“[Behavioral tracking] is an area today that has very few regulations and even fewer rules.”
“I am being stalked across the Web. And why is this happening? Pretty simple: It's huge business.”
“We are being watched. It's now time for us to watch the watchers.”
“We are like Hansel and Gretel, leaving bread crumbs of our personal information everywhere we travel through the digital woods.”