Metamask Wallet To Start Tracking Users’ IP Address
IP & Wallet Address
However, ConsenSys also informs that these updates will only apply to users who use MetaMask’s default Remote Procedure Call (RPC) application, Infura.
Metamask will start TRACKING and associating your IP address to every transaction. 😱
No worries anon, let's bypass that SH!T.
This is how. 🧵👇 pic.twitter.com/Yvava3LUGh
— 0xDegen (@0xDegenz) November 24, 2022
Since news of this new policy update was revealed, ConsenSys and MetaMask have received a considerable amount of criticism, with many arguing that a users’ privacy should be prioritized.
However since then, ConsenSys has come out to make a few clarifications on their ‘new policy changes’ in their latest blog post.
“The updates to the policy do not result in more intrusive data collection or data processing, and were not made in response to any regulatory changes or inquiries.” ConsenSys wrote, “Our policy has always stated that certain information is automatically collected about how users use our Sites, and that this information may include IP addresses.“
“When users interact with Ethereum or other blockchains — such as by sending a transaction or requesting a balance — through an RPC provider such as Infura, the provider receives both the user’s IP and wallet address to provide the service. This is not Infura-specific and is consistent with how web architecture works generally” ConsenSys explains.