- Bruce Schneier says it's worrying that the IRS hasn't fully complied with recommendations for upgrading security
- Cybercriminals are using our financial information to commit fraud, gaining tax refunds illegally, he says
Bruce Schneier is a security technologist and chief technology officer of Resilient Systems Inc. His latest book is "Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World." He blogs at schneier.com and tweets @schneierblog. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Monday is Tax Day. Many of us are thinking about our taxes. Are they too high or too low? What's our money being spent on? Do we have a government worth paying for? I'm not here to answer any of those questions -- I'm here to give you something else to think about. In addition to sending the IRS your money, you're also sending them your data.