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Avast Apologizes for “Hurting the Feelings” of Users, Plans to Shut Down Jumpshot

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Earlier this week, Avast came under fire when it was revealed that they had been extensively tracking user data, including internet browsing histories and extensive click tracking, and secretly selling the data.

In a statement, Avast CEO Ondrej Vlcek said, “Avast’s core mission is to keep people around the world safe and secure, and I realize the recent news about Jumpshot has hurt the feelings of many of you, and rightfully raised a number of questions.”

Avast will now shut down Jumpshot, winding down the service’s operations.

While the formation of Jumpshot preceded Vlcek’s hiring by several years, the continued data mining occurred under his watch.

Curated from PC Gamer

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