'Not a good look for a so-called "security" company'
Security? They're just another wannabee Facebook.... There's lots of sneaky Ad-led consolidation in the Security / AV business into little Facebooks happening now... Class comment right here:
“Free antivirus or not, 400 million is still a significant number,” - “That alone gives you some pretty powerful insight into the market and what’s on people’s systems.” - "We didn’t have a big concern about “normal” users getting upset, because they don’t really know which company owns the underlying technology. How many WhatsApp users know that WhatsApp is owned by Facebook?"
"Avast – another anti-virus big-hitter – recently announced plans to make use of anonymised user data to develop marketing analytics"