Data protection or virus protection, AV software

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Fly, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Fly

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  2. Minimalist

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    Yes, I would also like to see results by vendor published, but I doubt that they will release it.
    Something that users that read privacy policy already know:
     
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    @TairikuOkami ,

    But does that keep the vendor from harvesting your data ?
    I don't use the cloud either, but whether that will suffice ...
     
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    Well I do not use AV on my main computer, but I prefer to use AV from trusted vendors, that excludes any US made obviously, because of their privacy laws.
     
  6. TheWindBringeth

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    Less is more to companies anyway. Simplified privacy policies are easier and less time consuming to create/maintain. Instead of carefully documenting the various (often numerous, and yes sometimes complex) aspects that have bearing on privacy, the writers of simplified privacy policies can summarize things using broader/less-specific/more-permissive language. Benefit #1: company saves money. Such language tends to hide/obscure crucial details, which provides two additional benefits. Benefit #2: it helps to keep consumers in the dark. Benefit #3: by making fewer specific representations they make it more difficult for consumers (and organizations acting on behalf of consumers) to take action against them for failing to adhere to their own stated practices.
     
  7. Rasheed187

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    This is one of the reasons why I stopped using AV's back in 2006. Actually, the main reason was the bloat, but then I started reading about privacy issues. The AV companies should be ashamed of themselves, they have absolutely no business collecting all of this info. And it's very sneaky because they know most people will blindly trust them.
     
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