AVG gets do not track feature

Powered by SC Magazine
 

Gets protection from unknown WiFi access points.

AVG has added a 'Do Not Track' feature and protection from unknown Wi-Fi access points to its consumer product line.

Available in its Premium Security 2012, Internet Security 2012, Anti-Virus 2012 and its Anti-Virus free product, the company said the Do Not Track feature was about putting control of online privacy back into the hands of the user.

JR Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies, said: “At AVG, we help provide internet users with peace of mind and today, making users aware of issues with online privacy is a logical extension of our community-centric platform.

“We believe all internet users are entitled to know how their online data is collected and used, and they should have possible solutions available. This feature is available for free because we believe all consumers have the right to take back control of their online privacy.”

The feature informs the user of privacy options and offers them the choice to block tracking directly, or turn it on and off as desired. New customers who purchase AVG's 2012 product and current customers who update AVG's free and paid 2012 consumer security products with the new Service Pack will be automatically protected.

Also added is 'WiFi Guard', which protects the user from unknown WiFi access points. After installing AVG's 2012 Service Pack, a pop-up window automatically warns users if their device attempts to connect to a never-before-used public WiFi access point.

This article originally appeared at scmagazineuk.com

Copyright © SC Magazine, UK edition


AVG gets do not track feature
Tags
 
 
 
Top Stories
Soft drinks and SoftLayer: A solution for hard times?
Coca-Cola Amatil's CIO Barry Simpson shares his story of cost-cutting, outsourcing and why his software developers to ride around in delivery trucks.
 
Optus considers breaking net neutrality in Australia
May charge Netflix, OTT providers for premium service.
 
AGL restructure sees CIO depart
Owen Coppage to leave after ten years.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Do you support the Government's data retention scheme?

   |   View results
Yes
  11%
 
No
  89%
TOTAL VOTES: 2357

Vote