Motherboard previously revealed the California DMV was making tens of millions of dollars a year by selling personal data.
The mitigations are designed for government officials, but the advice itself can be useful for many more people.
ZoomInfo scrapes users' emails and feeds that data back into its product. A recent public filing demonstrates how businesses in this space view privacy laws.
"Americans’ constitutional rights shouldn’t vanish when the government uses a credit card instead of a court order."
Avast will no longer collect or sell its users' internet browsing data and will "wind down Jumpshot's operations, with immediate effect."
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.
Wyden’s questions come after Mozilla removed Avast's and AVG’s extensions for harvesting user data.
A document obtained by Motherboard shows how DMVs sell people’s names, addresses, and other personal information to generate revenue.
You gave them your data in exchange for a driver’s license. DMVs are making tens of millions of dollars selling it, documents obtained by Motherboard show.