Revealed: Anti-virus company Avast has been selling data from its 435 million users to companies including Google, Microsoft, Home Depot and Pepsi including their web history, location and porn searches
- Avast used a browser plugin and antivirus software to track its users
- The company tracked web history of millions of its 435 million users
- That data includes porn searchers and in some cases what video was watched
- Data is anonymized but experts warn its specificity endangers privacy
This is one of the many reasons why I recommend removing AVAST Anti-virus software from your computer. There is other software that is much better at detecting malware and it doesn't track the user's activities. AVAST also does a poor job of removing many of the viruses. In general, it's a bad idea to have it on your comptuer; it's tracking your online movements and doing a poor job of its main activity.
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