Social Network For Security Executives: Help Make Right Cyber Security Decisions
Vice magazine recently reported that the Avast anti-virus company was harvesting their customer’s browsing data and selling it to other companies. This included what sites, keyword searches, YouTube videos, and other data which showcased user’s actions and preferences.
If you are an Avast user, then I suggest you immediately check your settings and make any changes you deem appropriate.
Go to: Menu -> Settings -> General -> Personal Privacy
I deselected them all!
Additionally, as a California citizen I also invoked my CCPA rights (yes Rights) and emailed the Avast Data Protection Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following requests:
I am interested in how they will respond.
Privacy is very important. If I don't act to protect my privacy, then who will?