Avast antivirus sells user web browsing data for millions of dollars

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Avast, a popular antivirus program has been selling user data to tech and business giants such as Google, Home Depot, Microsoft and Pepsi.

The company took the data from its antivirus software and handed it over to its parent company Jumpshot which organised the data and sold it for millions of dollars.

Even though Avast users did consent to this data sharing they were not aware of Jumpshot selling their data

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