I have to say that for a story like this, a picture truly does say 1,000 words. And in the case of companies like Avast that have historically offered a good free antivirus program, just know that there’s no such thing as free and that there is always a price to pay. In this case, your browsing freedom is being spied on.
As the article’s summary states:
Avast is harvesting users’ browser histories on the pretext that the data has been ‘de-identified,’ thus protecting your privacy. But the data, which is being sold to third parties, can be linked back to people’s real identities, exposing every click and search they’ve made.
Check out the full article written by Michael Kan here for the full scoop!