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Post Posted February 10th, 2020, 5:21 pm

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Post Posted February 11th, 2020, 2:45 am

Yes...we all know, as it's fairly old news.
They introduced it back in August 2019.
ref; > https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic ... msg1515789
ref; > https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=231828.0
&, ref; > https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=231837.0

They admitted that it was an "error" of sorts.
The jumpshot dot com site has been shut down...
No idea exactly what they intend to do with all the info that was gathered though.
Not really the best thing that a free as well as paid, SECURITY program should be doing.
Lots have jumped ship.
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Post Posted February 12th, 2020, 2:21 pm

I guess it's late, but it just arrived at one of my other forums.
I moved to BitDefender.
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Post Posted February 14th, 2020, 9:32 am

I'd be more concerned about the browser you're using.. https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/14/water ... o-system1/
@That's some UA....
#KeepFightingMichael and Alex.

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Post Posted February 14th, 2020, 1:57 pm

Thanks for the tip. I can return to Firefox if necessary. How did you see Waterfox in my phony UA? I'm trying to keep it hidden for my online work.
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Post Posted February 15th, 2020, 2:47 am

Ahhh... That is the question.

"We" know all & see all.
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Post Posted February 15th, 2020, 7:43 am

Yes.................................

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And we've recently purchased defensive measures.. https://nypost.com/2020/02/12/watch-isr ... ut-of-sky/
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Post Posted February 15th, 2020, 11:30 am

so you read the "NY Post"...
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Post Posted February 15th, 2020, 12:30 pm

:roll:

Would you prefer the Times of Israel ?

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-l ... e-targets/
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Post Posted February 15th, 2020, 4:22 pm

LoveMyFoxy wrote:so you read the "NY Post"...

we just like to read your posts, there's a whole lottas interest in them

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Post Posted February 16th, 2020, 2:45 am

O. K. guys 'n' gals...
I think that this has gotten way too far off topic.
That includes me as well.
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Please....No more random posts.
Thanks..
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Post Posted February 16th, 2020, 8:30 am

#KeepFightingMichael and Alex.

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