Follow up my colleague Michael Kan's excellent reporting: Avast will end browser data harvesting.

"Avast CEO Ondrej Vlcek announced his company plans to shut down operations at Jumpshot, the subsidiary in charge of selling the browser history data. "As CEO of Avast, I feel personally responsible and I would like to apologize to all concerned," he said in a statement."


Technically, the guy's name is spelled Ondřej Vlček (Andrew Litllewolf – modesty obliges I suppose). There's little excuse in these #Unicode days not to use diacritics (yes, I'm aware he often does without himself).

In a different subject, maybe you could tell the boss your #consent refusal pop-up is a pitch black dark pattern? I haven't looked at the code, but I bet the “waiting” time is nothing else than a #setTimeout() call. 😛

@maxeddy Interesting twist: Jumpshot data was recently used in U.S. Congress during an antitrust hearing against Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple.

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