Avast eliminates Jumpshot subsidiary through scandal

Avast eliminates Jumpshot subsidiary through scandal


Anna Savelyeva

Avast has announced plans to discontinue servicing its Jumpshot daughter and start eliminating it. The company has assured that all other products will continue to operate as usual,
users will not see any changes.

“Avast’s main task is to keep its users safe online and to control their privacy,” explained Andrzej Vlczek, Avast CEO. – Any
actions that compromise user trust are not acceptable to Avast. We decided to close Jumpshot after it became apparent that some users were being exposed
we have a dubious relevance of providing Jumpshot data to our mission and principles. ”

Jumpshot customers can contact Deren Baker, CEO of Jumpshot, for more information. Jumpshot will fully pay the bills of its suppliers as usual
order for the products and services provided. Jumpshot will also notify its customers in a timely manner of termination of data services.

For employees who have accidentally fallen into this story, the company promises to minimize the consequences of this decision. Recall that at the end of January 2020, the Motherboard edition claimed that
Avast sells customer data to large corporations through its Jumpshot subsidiary for millions of dollars. Even though there was no personal information, it was possible to install it
the identity of some users.

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