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    AVG says it can sell your browsing data in updated privacy policy

    Looks like AVG is following the path of MS and many others.

    AVG has updated its privacy policy's language, and in the amended document, the security firm admits that it can "make money from [its] free offerings with non-personal data." These "non-personal" info include your device's brand, language and apps in use, among other things. The company is adamant that it doesn't sell anything with identifying information, and the data that it does collect is anonymized and stored without anything that can link it back to you. According to the updated policy, AVG can collect data you yourself provide -- plus, it can use cookies to track your searchers and your activities on websites, apps and other products. It can then use those details to "build anonymous data profiles" or create statistical information, which it can then sell.
    http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/19/a...policy-update/

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    Hi lumpy95

    Get a Private VPN and protect your identity, hide your IP address, browser traffic and more. They use encrypted tunnels and are impenetrable. Make sure you get one that doesn't keep logs They cost buttons - AIRVPN in Italy 54 Euros/year and ticks all the boxes

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    @tealover
    Thanks for the advice but I don't use AVG, I just posted that for anyone that does.

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    Thanks for your tip, which is nonetheless true.

    This applies for all free anti virus suites. This should be no surprise as Google, Amazon, and others have been doing this for years to produce targeted advertising - a truly despicable practice.

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    Unfortunately you can add MS win 10 to the list unless you are savvy enough to find out where to turn all of it off.

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    Nothing is truly free these days. You pay for it with your privacy.

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    Agreed, the point is don't install 10 in first place, it's a piece of garbage....

    Stick with 8.1 which is far superior or 7 if you prefer.

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