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Avast Stops Using Security Software to Track Browsing Data

January 31, 2020

Facing intense criticism, anti-virus software maker Avast on Thursday said it will shut down Jumpshot, its data collecting side business. The Avast subsidiary has been funneling to marketers detailed internet browsing activity from the firm’s security products and browser extensions.

Prague-based Avast, founded in 1988, is one of the most popular providers of free anti-virus software, with 435 million users of its products, which include software from AVG, a security company it acquired in 2016.

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