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Offline Kris71

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Avast data collection
« on: August 02, 2019, 06:07:34 PM »
Does Avast collect my data?  Do they share it?  What data do they collect?

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Re: Avast data collection
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2019, 12:06:32 AM »
So Avast does collect my data. 

From the Avast EULA: 
"You acknowledge that Vendor or another member of the Vendor Group may share your Data with Vendor Partners such as Vendor’s ecommerce platform providers and payment processors, suppliers providing support, services and Solutions to you on Vendor’s behalf, and suppliers providing Vendor or a member of the Vendor Group with purchase analytics and crash analytics in respect of Solutions. You also acknowledge that Vendor or a member of the Vendor Group may share Data that is anonymized and aggregated with third parties for trend analytics."

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Re: Avast data collection
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2019, 01:34:56 AM »
So Avast does collect my data. 

From the Avast EULA: 
"You acknowledge that Vendor or another member of the Vendor Group may share your Data with Vendor Partners such as Vendor’s ecommerce platform providers and payment processors, suppliers providing support, services and Solutions to you on Vendor’s behalf, and suppliers providing Vendor or a member of the Vendor Group with purchase analytics and crash analytics in respect of Solutions. You also acknowledge that Vendor or a member of the Vendor Group may share Data that is anonymized and aggregated with third parties for trend analytics."
The difference is that Avast declares it's actions, many don't. How many companies do you know that don't collect data ?
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Re: Avast data collection
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2019, 02:51:06 AM »
"Data Mining"/collection is as common as the air we breath.
If you're on the internet your data is out there...It's everywhere.
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Re: Avast data collection
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2019, 04:44:21 PM »
It is one thing to collect data for Avast's own use (to make our products better).  Okaaaay. 
It is quite another issue to share it with "Avast Partners", of which there seems to be hundreds.

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Re: Avast data collection
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2019, 05:09:52 PM »
It is one thing to collect data for Avast's own use (to make our products better).  Okaaaay. 
It is quite another issue to share it with "Avast Partners", of which there seems to be hundreds.
Simply change your settings.
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