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Privacy Security

Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data

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.

An antivirus program used by hundreds of millions of people around the world is selling highly sensitive web browsing data to many of the world’s biggest companies, a joint investigation by Motherboard and PCMag has found. Our report relies on leaked user data, contracts, and other company documents that show the sale of this data is both highly sensitive and is in many cases supposed to remain confidential between the company selling the data and the clients purchasing it.

Full article here: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdkq7/avast-antivirus-sells-user-browsing-data-investigation

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Messenging Privacy Security

Is WhatsApp Safe? 5 Security Threats Users Need to Know About

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging platform, is one of the world’s most popular messaging apps. It is estimated that over one billion people use the app, sending over 65 billion messages per day.

It’s no surprise then that security concerns, malware threats, and spam have begun to appear. Here’s everything you need to know about WhatsApp’s security issues.

Full article here: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-security-threats-whatsapp-users-need-know/