@jackuars @Jack @Huracan @exterminator20 @Malware1 @Umbra Polaris @BoraMurdarTo be honest I haven't lost any money from my own credit card to them, or my online profile was hanging around with naked girls on the internet from the "free" antiviruses you just accused. I don't what's there to get hyped up if they are getting paid for gathering our statistical information, we aren't losing cash of any kind compared to what we pay for Kaspersky or Symantec. If people start losing it, there wouldn't be anyone left to use their product.
The very point of internet is to keep you connected. If you've nothing to hide, you are in safe hands. If someone has, probably internet is not the place for them. Offline is. This is how and what the world has turned into.
My experience with Qihoo was pleasant. They have a clear written EULA policy just like every other one. All these bad talks about Chinese products need to be stopped, although am not one.
Look i see what you are saying, but let me say somethings of my own here as you seem to miss the point.
Do you actually know what data a online profile does contain? This is not limited to just your favo websites, search queries and neither is is limited to your credit card details. Think about your online TAX work? Your online medical history (Here in the EU TAX, Government, Medical and Insurance is often done over the net) There is not a single FOOL on the planet that does have ANYTHING to do with this data.
Unless they have been getting a written authorization to do so with a clear reason how what and where.
My point is that you do not have a idea how extensive this data gathering can be. And i am 200% that anyone here on the forum with actual professional exp can point out exactly how dangerous that is.
Look a law enforcement agency like NSA, or their Russian counter part FSB (Or any other agency) if they want your data they will get it, that's a no brainer and we all do not like it yet we know that within the limits our data is pretty much safe with them.
However those advert companies are a TRUE menace, they got very shady practices, zero privacy and making millions of dollars based upon your data. They play with your online and offline privacy, computer security and personal security.
Look legit true and well rounded advert companies will in 9 out of 10 times have at least some restrain and security to protect you and your data. But most of those less well rounded companies are willing to pay big big money to obtain your data and they will not give a damn about your security and such.
Tell me would you like your social security history and your payment details being shared with such companies?
Ask the staff here, or ask any "community star" what i am trying to tell you.
Plain and simple your data is being out there, and when it comes to Symantec and Kaspersky your data is safe, yes obviously law enforcement will have access and while this is not ok, its a public known fact and everyone is ok with it as its just something we cannot change. Both Kasperky and Symantec (And other well known brands) are open about it, they do not hide the fact that they in some cases have to share your info. But at least they are open and clear about it, they actually make a effort to keep your data safe.
However Comodo, Qihoo, Tencent and some of these other Asian and new brands, they claim that they protect your data, making you feel secure, yet virtually everything in their products is monitoring and loggin everything there is to log, they store it on a server and partner up with a advert company that offers them the biggest amount of cash for your profile. That's marketing fraud, that's misleading and outright dangerous. Anyway this almost sounds like i am bashing you (Which in am not) but please take my advise, read up about online privacy and how important that really is. To you, to your family, to your social network and such. This truly is a big deal.
Anyway i ask anyone here on this forum to give you examples and info about how important privacy really is and why this topic carries so much weight. Keep in mind here in the west adverts are a billion dollar business, yet in Asia it gets to a point where adverts alone will become much bigger then the western advert industry.