Avast Shuts Down Jumpshot After Data Gathering Report

Here’s an anti-acquisition: Antivirus software vendor Avast is shutting down its Jumpshot subsidiary, which was just revealed to be selling huge amounts of browsing data from Avast users. The data was technically anonymous and technically gathered with user consent, but new privacy attitudes now make Jumpshot’s practices harder to defend.

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Independent Grocer Is First to Deploy Amazon Just Walk Out Technology

December 7, 2022

Here’s a retail story that doesn’t involve a media network – but don’t worry, it does feature Amazon, AI, and Kansas City.  Independent retailer Community Groceries will be the first non-Amazon company to deploy the Amazon One entry gate and Amazon’s Just Walk Out checkout technology.  Amazon One grants entry after reading your palm or credit card, while Just Walk Out tracks what customers put in their cart and charges for it.  O brave new world.

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