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Track the untrackable

Avast the famous AntiVir Program installed on Millions of Devices, has collected users browser history and data.

The Investigation lead by Motherboard and PC Mag, revealed that an Avast subsidiary known as Jumpshot has collected sensitive Data.

Shopping habits, Porn Searches and much more Data was sent to those Companies.

Some Big Names gathered the users Info like Pepsi, Google, Home Depot and Mc Kinsley.

But not only Searches of Porn Users were tracked

The information which video was visited and watched and at what time and location was also delivered to Jumpshot.

Jumpshot told users to opt-in to the tracking, and the data was anonymized, meaning that their individual identities were scrubbed from the history.

Data Analysist Experts told Motherboard however that in some instances, it could be possible to deanonymize users.

Not surprisingly one of JumpShots slogans says ““Every search. Every click. Every buy. On every site,”

As a Result Avast said that it always gets user permission, and noted that over the summer it began implementing an explicit opt-in choice for all new downloads of their Antivirus

The Company stated said that they are also prompting existing free users to make an opt-in or opt-out choice, a process which will be completed in February 2020.

Update January 30, 2020 Today, As a result, Avasts chief executive Ondrej Vlcek and Avast’s board of directors elected to “terminate the Jumpshot data collection and wind down all operations regarding Jumpshot, which will result in losing hundreds of Jobs for the Company.

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