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Avast anti-virus caught selling user secrets for millions of dollars

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Every search. Every click. Every purchase. On each site

Known for its popular antivirus, Avast sold user data to giant companies like Google, Home Depot, Microsoft, and Pepsi. This was reported in a joint investigation of reputable publications Motherboard and PCMag.
Avast anti-virus caught selling user secrets for millions of dollars

Avast collected data using its antivirus and passed it to a subsidiary of Jumpshot. She processed the data and sold, sometimes for millions of dollars. 

Just to understand the number of transactions - according to the authors of the investigation, Omnicom paid Jumpshot for access to data in 2019 of 2 million 75 thousand dollars. 

Avast anti-virus caught selling user secrets for millions of dollars

Avast asks users for permission to provide such data. However, the investigation revealed that many users were not aware that Jumpshot was selling their data. 

Many eminent companies were involved in the scandal. Expedia, Intuit, Keurig, Condé Nast, Sephora, Loreal and many others are also on the customer list. 





Some of them have already hastened to disown Avast. For example, Microsoft said it is not related to the company. Yelp said it was involved in a one-time deal with Jumpshot. 

The data sold included information from their Google search, search for places on Google Maps, activity on LinkedIn social network pages, visits to YouTube’s video service, as well as porn sites. 

Also, one of the Jumpshot products was information on the “clicks” of users on various sites with high accuracy. The project was advertised with the slogan “Every search. Every click. Every purchase. On every site. ” 

Presumably, the data was transmitted in an anonymous format, not including such personal details as names and contact details. Nevertheless, experts believe that there is a possibility of “declassifying” a number of users. 

Source = vice

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