Data Privacy Day

28.01.2020

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As the industry and the rest of the world celebrate Data Privacy Day Avast, famous antivirus software, is said to be selling users' data.

According to Motherboard and PCMag, Jumpshot, the company's subsidiary, helps Avast sell users' private details - browsing information, including Google search results, LinkedIn, YouTube and online porn websites visits.

The company tracked user clicks and activity on the Internet processing and selling the collected info and now claims that there was always a user option of not allowing Jumpshot to gather people's web surfing details. Anyway, users state that they never knew the data was sold.