Data Protection Authority Investigates Avast for Selling Users’ Browsing History
The move comes after a joint Motherboard and PCMag investigation uncovered details of the data collection through a series of leaked documents.
Avast Antivirus Is Shutting Down Its Data Collection Arm, Effective Immediately
Avast will no longer collect or sell its users' internet browsing data and will "wind down Jumpshot's operations, with immediate effect."
Senator Warner Says FTC Not Doing Enough on Sale of Browsing Data
Warner's comments come after a Motherboard and PCMag investigation found antivirus Avast selling browsing data to Home Depot, Google, and other companies.
Chinese Antivirus Companies Don’t Flag Chinese Border Malware
After a joint investigation found China installing malware on tourists’ phones, several antivirus companies started flagging the app. Several Chinese companies did not, however.
Chrome Is Scanning Files on Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out
Some cybersecurity experts and regular users were surprised to learn about a Chrome tool that scans Windows computers for malware. But there’s no reason to freak out about it.