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Antivirus firm Avast sold user data via ‘Jumpshot’ to Pepsi, Google, Microsoft — REPORT

Documents show that the antivirus company Avast has been selling its users' internet browsing data, through a subsidiary named Jumpshot, to clients that include Pepsi, Google, and Microsoft, reports Motherboard. The report is the result of a joint investigation between the VICE News site and PC Mag.

“An Avast antivirus subsidiary sells 'Every search. Every ...

Why I won’t buy an Ipad: ten years later

Ten years ago, Apple released the Ipad. I was in a hotel room in Seattle, jetlagged and awake at 4AM while my wife and daughter slept.

I had been thinking about Apple's impending Ipad release and what a reversal it meant for everything I loved about tech: taking away your right to decide whose code ...

5 Effective Ways to Use Live Chats to Increase Leads Conversion

A digital marketing trend that has been growing lately is the introduction of live chat buttons on websites, especially mobile ones. A site visitor clicks on the button and gets instant customer service. Like many other trends, this might be mistaken for a fad that will be out of vogue soon. This is a myth ...

The privacy-invading, junk science “home DNA test” industry is cratering

Home genetics tests purport to tell you what percentage of your ancestry comes from which places, an incoherent, unscientific fraud that perpetuates ridiculous eugenic myths. But that's not all: when you take one of these tests, you nonconsensually opt your family into perpetual, global genetic surveillance (and it's not like they can ...