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After Uniswap, Metamask Receives Criticism Over Data Concerns

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ConsenSys, one of the companies responsible for the Ethereum merger, revealed on Thursday that it also gathers user information for its on-chain wallet service MetaMask. According to ConsenSys, it gathers certain information about user identification. such as contact details, profile information along with some other user data.

The company noted that the Ethereum wallet address and user’s IP address will be collected by Infura, the default remote procedure call (RPC) provider while utilizing the digital wallet MetaMask. The RPC protocol allows users to ask a program operating on a different computer server for data and information. The financial information won’t be gathered on MetaMask if a user changes to a different RPC. ConsenSys’s products include the digital wallet MetaMask and the Infura blockchain tool development company.

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