Thanks to very good antivirus called AVG Free, their makers are now collecting data about your activity in the Internet and what’s more worrying about other applications you may have on a devices with installed AVG Free.
AVG states that it will not sell data that will allow buyers to identify you but only IF they will become aware that they posses it. In other words they may always say, that they wasn’t aware that this particular part of data may identify you.
We collect non-personal data to make money from our free offerings so we can keep them free, including:
- Advertising ID associated with your device.
- Browsing and search history, including meta data.
- Internet service provider or mobile network you use to connect to our products.
- Information regarding other applications you may have on your device and how they are used.
It would be unfair to say that only AVG is making money from gathering data about our activity, web history etc. Truth is that most of software we have on our computers or websites does that. Facebook, Google, Microsoft (especially new Windows 10 with default settings – see here) are no better and hundreds of others either.