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Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data

Avast antivirus subsidiary sells your browsing information to various corporations. Its clients have included Home Depot, Google, Microsoft, Pepsi, and McKinsey. Avast announced Thursday it will stop the Jumpshot data collection and wind down Jumpshots’s operations with immediate effect. The data includes Google searches, lookups of locations and GPS coordinates on Google Maps, people visiting companies’ LinkedIn pages, particular YouTube videos, and people visiting porn websites. The sale of this data is both highly sensitive and is supposed to remain confidential between the company and the clients.