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goalieskates
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reply to chrisretusn

Re: Avast Partners with Facebook

said by chrisretusn:

So Avast is going to provide Facebook with a service to warn users of potential malware, no big deal. Installation of Avast is not required. Having Avast already installed does not automatically mean you have something to do with Facebook now.

Yet.

As long as the relationship doesn't advance, what you describe is fine. But typically things don't stay static, and agreements like this one are a wakeup call.

said by Avast page :
As the world’s most popular antivirus brand, AVAST uses its own CommunityIQ network of anonymous sensors – people who use avast!
Tell me Facebook wouldn't like info on those anonymous sensors to add to their database.


chrisretusn
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It says anonymous sensors. While it may be people who use Avast, it does not know "who".

That said Facebook already knows about 1,999,695 people who use Avast. From the Avast Overview page "1,999,695 people like avast! antivirus." and counting....
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