Avast 買 AVG

AvastAVG,這兩家都不小:「Avast acquires rival AVG for $1.3 billion to create a security software giant」。

文章開頭提到的交易的形式與金額:

Security software giant Avast Software has acquired rival AVG Technologies. Avast will pay $25 cash for each of AVG’s outstanding ordinary shares in a deal amounting to around $1.3 billion.

兩家也都放了新聞稿:

AVG 更新隱私條款,以便能夠蒐集使用者的搜尋紀錄並且賣給其他人

在「AVG can sell your browsing and search history to advertisers」這邊整理的比較清楚:

The updated policy explained that AVG was allowed to collect "non-personal data", which could then be sold to third parties.

或是抓原文:

Do you share my data?

Yes, though when and how we share it depends on whether it is personal data or non-personal data. AVG may share non-personal data with third parties and may publicly display aggregate or anonymous information.

新的條款會在今年 (2015) 的十月十五日生效。

十一歲就寫木馬的小朋友真是太有前途了...

看到「AVG finds 11 year-old creating malware to steal game passwords」這篇裡面的說明:

The company said it had recently reverse-engineered one piece of malware that turned out to be the handiwork of an 11 year-old Canadian boy intent on stealing passwords used to access games such as Team Fortress.

AVG 的報告是出自「Q4 2012 AVG Community Powered Threat Report」(PDF) 的第 17 頁。