Cisco routers

Cisco appears to have retracted a controversial addition to its privacy policy that allowed the company to track data, including complete Internet histories, for users of its Linksys E2700, E3500 and E4500 routers.

The policy revisions were part of an automatic firmware update that outraged users last week, who tried to log in and found they must instead install the new Cisco Cloud Connect service. The automatic upgrade came without notice and with forced acceptance of a less-private user agreement.

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