The Cost of Avast’s Free Antivirus: Companies Can Spy on Your Clicks

Avast is harvesting users’ browser histories on the pretext that the data has been ‘de-identified,’ thus protecting your privacy. But the data, which is being sold to third parties, can be linked back to people’s real identities, exposing every click and search they’ve made.

Updated January 27, 2020
Your antivirus should protect you, but what if it’s handing over your browser history to a major marketing company?

Relax. That’s what Avast told the public after its browser extensions were found harvesting users’ data to supply to marketers. Last month, the antivirus company tried to justify the practice by claiming the collected web histories were stripped of users’ personal details before being handed off…..

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