Which apps contain trackers?

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by summerheat, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. summerheat

    summerheat Registered Member

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    It's a well-known problem that many apps used on Android and iOS devices contain trackers which compromise your privacy. As discussed in other threads here there are ways how to stop this tracking.

    If you prefer to install only apps which are tracker-free a priori, a good site is

    https://reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org/reports/apps/ which contains hundreds or thousands of apps with required permissions and inserted trackers.

    Under Reports -> Search you can search for specific apps. For example, the Wire Messenger - which is hyped by some people as a possible WhatsApp alternative - contains 3 trackers. Whereas Signal contains zero. Neither does, e.g.. Adguard. :thumb:

    This is a very useful site before installing a new app, IMO.
     
  2. trott3r

    trott3r Registered Member

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    Might be usefulfor adguard to see what trackers to look out for after install new app
     
  3. summerheat

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    Yes, indeed. However, it's important to choose the correct product: On Android ist has to be AdGuard for Android (and not AdGuard Content Blocker), and for iOS it has to be AdGuard Pro (as only that one creates a local VPN which filters traffic of other apps).
     
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    Which apps don't contain trackers is probably a shorter list...
     
  6. summerheat

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    LOL, agree.
     
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