The New York-based blockchain software company behind MetaMask, Consensys, faces criticism for collecting users’ wallet and IP addresses via its blockchain infrastructure service Infura.
Metamask founder Dan Finlay tweeted in response to the outrage “I think we can get this fixed soon. We are not using IP addresses even if they are being temporarily stored, which they don’t need to be, as we’re not using them for anything.”
I think we can get this fixed soon. We are not using IP addresses even if they are being temporarily stored, which they don't need to be, as we're not using them for anything.
— Dan Finlay 🦊💙 (@danfinlay) November 24, 2022
Users should be aware that their data will be susceptible to any information gathering that is carried out by the third-party RPC provider that they are using, as this was a warning issued by ConsenSys.
This announcement by ConsenSys, which puts the community’s right to privacy in jeopardy, has not been met with the least bit of satisfaction. The recent failure of FTX has already caused an immeasurable amount of irreversible harm to the industry, and the fact that numerous companies have openly reported that they are collecting user data further undermines the trust system.
Compiled by Coinbold