"Americans’ constitutional rights shouldn’t vanish when the government uses a credit card instead of a court order."
The move comes after a joint Motherboard and PCMag investigation uncovered details of the data collection through a series of leaked documents.
Avast will no longer collect or sell its users' internet browsing data and will "wind down Jumpshot's operations, with immediate effect."
Bernie Sanders Thinks Companies That Sell Your Browser History Are ‘Trampling Over the Rights of Consumers’
"No reasonable person would expect antivirus software to be selling off their private browsing data to the highest bidder."
Warner's comments come after a Motherboard and PCMag investigation found antivirus Avast selling browsing data to Home Depot, Google, and other companies.
An Avast antivirus subsidiary sells 'Every search. Every click. Every buy. On every site.' Its clients have included Home Depot, Google, Microsoft, Pepsi, and McKinsey.
Motherboard found that DMVs across the country are selling personal data likely without drivers’ knowledge, including to private investigators.
In 2017, two bounty hunters and a fugitive died in a chaotic shoot-out. Shortly after their deaths, someone started tracking one of the bounty hunter's phones.
How to get off of people search sites like Pipl, Spokeo, and WhitePages.
These sites you haven't heard of are sharing boatloads of data about you.
Thousands of third party apps were designed solely to obtain and sell your data. It's no surprise that the data ended up being used again on Facebook, one of the biggest advertising platforms on Earth.