FTC Lands $16.5M Privacy Deal Over Avast's 'Bait-And-Switch'

By Allison Grande (February 22, 2024, 9:44 PM EST) -- Cybersecurity software provider Avast LLC will pay $16.5 million and be banned from selling web browsing data for advertising purposes to resolve the Federal Trade Commission's claims that the company sold this information to more than 100 third parties despite promising to protect consumers from online tracking, the agency announced Thursday....

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