MetaMask Wants YOUR IP Address
November 28th, 2022

Welp, looks like another privacy-protected tool is flipping on us. ConsenSys, the company behind MetaMask, stated on November 23rd it will start collecting user IP addresses and ETH wallet addresses if using RPC’s via their own Infura protocol. This move is reportedly to satisfy KYC and anti-laundering requirements, among other reasons. It was also noted if a user uses a third-party RPC or personal nodes, this information will not be collected. However, the red alerts have been sounded by the community already, even in the face of ConsenSys claiming this data collection will not be used for monetization:

There’s one thing I’m afraid of here, and it’s the fact that we lose privacy and EVENTUALLY monetization, no matter what ConsenSys is claiming right now. I’m hoping this isn’t the moment other protocols/companies come out with the same policy…

Written by: nikethereum.eth / Medium / Mirror

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