Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data
An Avast antivirus subsidiary sells ‘Every search. Every click. Every buy. On every site.’ Its clients have included Home Depot, Google, Microsoft, Pepsi, and McKinsey.
The documents show that the Avast antivirus program installed on a person’s computer collects data, and that its subsidiary Jumpshot repackages it into various different products that are then sold to many of the largest companies in the world.
Some clients paid millions of dollars for products that include a so-called “All Clicks Feed,” which can track user behavior, clicks, and movement across websites in highly precise detail.