'With all of the opportunity and all of the things we're excited about, and all of the things being created, and all of the world's challenges, we do have to be mindful and work hard to not create more new challenges than we solve,' said the Microsoft CEO, referring to the broader industry, after raising the subjects of security and privacy during the discussion with a small group of reporters, bloggers and university professors.
One of the problems, Ballmer added later, is that 'the bad guys only have to be right once' to cause problems online, while 'the good guys are supposed to be right all the time.'"
"Bad guys are bad guys. OK? There are guys who are really trying to innovate and do interesting things where it's complex. It's hard. Mark is a good guy. Are they struggling with a set of issues? Sure, they're struggling with a set of issues, and you should chat with those guys about it. But the notion that people are trying to do innovative thing that do advance the state of the art, both in privacy and in communications, that's kinda the way the system works, and if people don't want to play on their property, they won't play on their property."