David Wilson - Sep 23, 2015
“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.”
While many news outlets jumped to clickbait headlines such as ‘AVG to sell your data’ many failed to explain that this only affected free, non-paying users, and that the function itself could be turned off. A bit rich of the media to have a go at transparency.