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 November 3, 2016  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Online

DW reports:

Using add-ons to enhance a browser might be costing internet users their privacy, a new report says. An investigative team of German journalists obtained a data set – and more private information than they bargained for.

Downloading software is fraught with risk. Even if a download is malware-free, companies often use the software to collect user data. And reselling that data can translate into big money, not to mention a violation of privacy.

But what if the privacy agreement and terms of use appear sound? According to a report by German broadcaster NDR, even seemingly legitimate websites might be misleading users about the level of protection they’re offering them.

Read more on Deutsche Welle.

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