Antivirus firm Avast is reportedly selling users’ web browsing data

Antivirus firm Avast is reportedly selling users’ web browsing data

As per reports, antivirus software maker Avast is selling ’highly sensitive’ web browsing data via a subsidiary called Jumpshot. The software appears to track users clicks and movements across the web, and collects data on things like searches on Google, as well as visits to LinkedIn pages, YouTube and porn websites. Avast said Jumpshot doesn’t acquire ’personal identification information’.

Timothy
Timothy
Seed
Seed 3 months

Good thing I don't use Avast.

Otis B Driftwood
Otis B Driftwood 2 months

I stopped using these two for the same reason, years ago. Both started pestering me to buy other products, and both slowed down my system to the point it was annoying me. Now, for the first time, I'm paying for protection (malwarebytes), and I've been happy with the result. No idea if they're spying on me. But I think the "free" ones needed to in order to stay afloat.

Sir_Kutz
Sir_Kutz 3 months

Free has never meant free.

L C
L C 3 months

free is never free, its going to come at the expense of something of yours that has value to the provider of the service. a company cant operate on zero capital gains and in this case that company is providing a digital service in an era where data is one of the worlds most valuable commodities. this shouldnt come as a surprise to anyone.

Nuclear Jellyfish
Nuclear Jellyfish 2 months

should be against the law to do this

IIZard
IIZard 2 months

no, not tracking on porn sites!

Drago95
Drago95 2 months

good thing I cancelled my subscription

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