Google Bans Avast Extensions for Google Chrome Due to User Data Collection


Google has removed Avast and AVG extensions for Google Chrome from the Chrome Web Store following the user data concerns that made the headlines several times in the last couple of weeks. The issue was brought to light by Wladimir Palant, the developer of Adblock Plus, one of the leading ad-blocking extensions for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

According to his findings, Avast and AVG extensions published in add-on stores collected information about users’ browsing habits, including data that would allow the security company to reproduce your browsing session.

[Source: Softpedia]