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Offline Mike ALA

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Re: Official statement on the recent news about privacy
« Reply #90 on: February 05, 2020, 03:34:47 PM »
What I've been told following my inquiries regarding the data that was collected was the following,
“The data feed is controlled from our environment and has been turned off.
There is no action you need to take with your product. Data sent to Jumpshot will be deleted
once the wind-down process and corresponding legal obligations are completed.”

If true then it's good news. I'd still want to know what the data is and how it was presented to Jumpshot's clients.

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Re: Official statement on the recent news about privacy
« Reply #91 on: February 05, 2020, 03:39:37 PM »
What I've been told following my inquiries regarding the data that was collected was the following,
“The data feed is controlled from our environment and has been turned off.
There is no action you need to take with your product. Data sent to Jumpshot will be deleted
once the wind-down process and corresponding legal obligations are completed.”

If true then it's good news. I'd still want to know what the data is and how it was presented to Jumpshot's clients.
If true ???
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Re: Official statement on the recent news about privacy
« Reply #92 on: February 08, 2020, 03:00:27 AM »
Bi, bob, do not blindly support .To a query , that what has jumpshot been doing, there was no answer from avast.
Could you give links if available on web on jumpshot leakage other than that appeared in initial releases.

It appears that you are just passing light remarks on something which is every bodys concern including avast
If true.....
that does not convey anything,
if not true, would be the expected answer.

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Re: Official statement on the recent news about privacy
« Reply #93 on: February 08, 2020, 11:23:24 AM »
Bi, bob, do not blindly support .To a query , that what has jumpshot been doing, there was no answer from avast.
Could you give links if available on web on jumpshot leakage other than that appeared in initial releases.

It appears that you are just passing light remarks on something which is every bodys concern including avast
If true.....
that does not convey anything,
if not true, would be the expected answer.
You appear to post your personal dislike all over this forum. It's call spamming.
I posted what Avast OK'd to pass along. Some of us on this forum have access to sources not available to everyone.
You may not like what I've posted but please, don't question my honesty.
I get that you aren't happy. I get you no longer use Avast. It's your choice.
This is still the Avast support forum not the forum to post personal disdain.
Have a nice day and join the forum of what ever product you've decided to move to.

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Re: Official statement on the recent news about privacy
« Reply #94 on: February 08, 2020, 07:19:39 PM »
There are those on the forum who have so much emotional attachment wrapped up in avast
that to contemplate their wrong doing is painful, a kind of cognitive dissonance.
They handle the conflict by denying and minimizing the uncomfortable information.

What should be the typical users reaction?  My own opinion, these days, would be a healthy skepticism
to any third party A/V - Let's be honest, users' data is now big business ($$$). 

We can open hope avast is true to their word going forward.  It doesn't excuse their previous selling
of the data.  The clues were there for those wanted to see.

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Re: Official statement on the recent news about privacy
« Reply #95 on: February 08, 2020, 07:58:08 PM »
There are those on the forum who have so much emotional attachment wrapped up in avast
that to contemplate their wrong doing is painful, a kind of cognitive dissonance.
They handle the conflict by denying and minimizing the uncomfortable information.

What should be the typical users reaction?  My own opinion, these days, would be a healthy skepticism
to any third party A/V - Let's be honest, users' data is now big business ($$$). 

We can open hope avast is true to their word going forward.  It doesn't excuse their previous selling
of the data.  The clues were there for those wanted to see.
So you use Window and Defender and you now have no worries about your privacy?
Good luck. :)


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Re: Official statement on the recent news about privacy
« Reply #96 on: February 08, 2020, 08:27:57 PM »
There are those on the forum who have so much emotional attachment wrapped up in avast
that to contemplate their wrong doing is painful, a kind of cognitive dissonance.
They handle the conflict by denying and minimizing the uncomfortable information.

What should be the typical users reaction?  My own opinion, these days, would be a healthy skepticism
to any third party A/V - Let's be honest, users' data is now big business ($$$). 

We can open hope avast is true to their word going forward.  It doesn't excuse their previous selling
of the data.  The clues were there for those wanted to see.
So you use Window and Defender and you now have no worries about your privacy?
Good luck. :)
What privacy? Collecting my browsing history so I can be targeted with certain advertising?
Stealing my credit card or bank information? Blackmailing me because I visited an adult site?

I still use avast free in an old XP box, version 17.3.2291.  Two or three programs I still use there, but almost no
web browsing - maybe participation in a forum or two, but no web activity where any important info is exchanged.

We do our main web access from a Windows 8.1 PC, and yes, we do use Defender.  I use Firefox
with uBlock Origin and trackers blocked.  But even still, I'm not that naive; I'm under no illusion that my web browsing
will necessarily remain private - let alone whether or not any data collected will be sold.

Are you suggesting avast users data remained private?  How did that work out?
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Re: Official statement on the recent news about privacy
« Reply #97 on: February 08, 2020, 08:55:20 PM »
There are those on the forum who have so much emotional attachment wrapped up in avast
that to contemplate their wrong doing is painful, a kind of cognitive dissonance.
They handle the conflict by denying and minimizing the uncomfortable information.

What should be the typical users reaction?  My own opinion, these days, would be a healthy skepticism
to any third party A/V - Let's be honest, users' data is now big business ($$$). 

We can open hope avast is true to their word going forward.  It doesn't excuse their previous selling
of the data.  The clues were there for those wanted to see.
So you use Window and Defender and you now have no worries about your privacy?
Good luck. :)
What privacy? Collecting my browsing history so I can be targeted with certain advertising?
Stealing my credit card or bank information? Blackmailing me because I visited an adult site?

I still use avast free in an old XP box, version 17.3.2291.  Two or three programs I still use there, but almost no
web browsing - maybe participation in a forum or two, but no web activity where any important info is exchanged.

We do our main web access from a Windows 8.1 PC, and yes, we do use Defender.  I use Firefox
with uBlock Origin and trackers blocked.  But even still, I'm not that naive; I'm under no illusion that my web browsing
will necessarily remain private - let alone whether or not any data collected will be sold.

Are you suggesting avast users data remained private?  How did that work out?
I personally really didn't care. I knew a long time ago that there is no privacy on the internet.
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Re: Official statement on the recent news about privacy
« Reply #98 on: February 08, 2020, 09:54:39 PM »
There are those on the forum who have so much emotional attachment wrapped up in avast
that to contemplate their wrong doing is painful, a kind of cognitive dissonance.
They handle the conflict by denying and minimizing the uncomfortable information.

What should be the typical users reaction?  My own opinion, these days, would be a healthy skepticism
to any third party A/V - Let's be honest, users' data is now big business ($$$). 

We can open hope avast is true to their word going forward.  It doesn't excuse their previous selling
of the data.  The clues were there for those wanted to see.
So you use Window and Defender and you now have no worries about your privacy?
Good luck. :)
What privacy? Collecting my browsing history so I can be targeted with certain advertising?
Stealing my credit card or bank information? Blackmailing me because I visited an adult site?

I still use avast free in an old XP box, version 17.3.2291.  Two or three programs I still use there, but almost no
web browsing - maybe participation in a forum or two, but no web activity where any important info is exchanged.

We do our main web access from a Windows 8.1 PC, and yes, we do use Defender.  I use Firefox
with uBlock Origin and trackers blocked.  But even still, I'm not that naive; I'm under no illusion that my web browsing
will necessarily remain private - let alone whether or not any data collected will be sold.

Are you suggesting avast users data remained private?  How did that work out?

I personally really didn't care. I knew a long time ago that there is no privacy on the internet.

Yeh I second that
Privacy on the internet, there's an illusion for you ;D
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Re: Official statement on the recent news about privacy
« Reply #99 on: February 12, 2020, 01:34:30 AM »
HI, bob, i am not scamming. It is not nice words from you.
What i tried in web to know about jumpshot, is nothing but it is a subsidiary of avast.
Personal dislike does matter in kinds of data stealilng.
I think that you are spamming the forum, by just attempting to say that other users are spamming.

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Re: Official statement on the recent news about privacy
« Reply #100 on: February 12, 2020, 03:54:54 PM »
It was the right move to shut Jumpshot down, but it shouldn't haven taken reputation damage for it to happen.

The Czech data protection authority have now launched an investigation ("There is a suspicion of a serious and extensive breach of the protection of users’ personal data.") More here.

I also want to highlight that Avast is still breaking GDPR with its updates. After getting the update pop-up a few days ago i went to check the privacy settings and the boxes, again, are pre ticked to share data (screenshot attached). This is twice this has happened. I unticked these boxes recently after finding they were ticked after the previous update. They were ticked again.

The Information Commissioner's Office makes it clear: "Consent requires a positive opt-in. Don’t use pre-ticked boxes or any other method of default consent."

Sort it out!

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Re: Official statement on the recent news about privacy
« Reply #101 on: February 12, 2020, 04:15:43 PM »
I also want to highlight that Avast is still breaking GDPR with its updates. After getting the update pop-up a few days ago i went to check the privacy settings and the boxes, again, are pre ticked to share data (screenshot attached). This is twice this has happened. I unticked these boxes recently after finding they were ticked after the previous update. They were ticked again.
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Re: Official statement on the recent news about privacy
« Reply #102 on: February 13, 2020, 06:39:23 AM »
Hi, Frags, thanks for the link.
This is what the govt is doing.
there is no word from avast , of the action taken on jumpshot on the breach of users data.
i thought , that avast cares more above privacy of users data only for evaluation and further fix  purposes.
Selling users data and some users saying in this forum , that nothing is secret these days comments are not at all digestable.

hackers stealing data is on the dark side, what to say of sellilng it openly

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Re: Official statement on the recent news about privacy
« Reply #103 on: March 13, 2020, 04:51:00 PM »
I rarely visit the user forum but did so because of another matter. I noticed this thread and read the comments. This led me to find the location on my Avast Free Antivirus application where the opt-out, opt-in shared data check boxes are listed. Mine were already checked for opt in. I definitely didn't check them. I therefore unchecked them.

My question is, how soon does unchecking the boxes go into effect? Do I need to do anything else such as restart my computer, etc? Thank you.

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Re: Official statement on the recent news about privacy
« Reply #104 on: March 13, 2020, 05:12:08 PM »
I rarely visit the user forum but did so because of another matter. I noticed this thread and read the comments. This led me to find the location on my Avast Free Antivirus application where the opt-out, opt-in shared data check boxes are listed. Mine were already checked for opt in. I definitely didn't check them. I therefore unchecked them.

My question is, how soon does unchecking the boxes go into effect? Do I need to do anything else such as restart my computer, etc? Thank you.
Immediately. No need to restart the system.
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