If you are interested in examining the privacy implications of Android apps, there is google chrome extensions Exodus Privacy is a great tool. For example, it reveals these 19 trackers in Deezer and 9 trackers in Spotify (it seems you are tracked even if you pay €€€)
As some query the above, You can of course analyse an app directly via https://reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org/en/analysis/submit/ or using a Firefox extension or a myriad of other ways. Take your pick.
I've been promoting the Exodus tool to regulators and legislators and to workshops in different countries. Let's not be precious about how Exodus is accessed. The point is, it's making a difference :)
And also, many people use Chrome as they use Android, so for me, a key objective is raising awareness that tools exist to help them examine the privacy practices of Android apps.
@Privacymatters Is there an alternative streaming service that doesn't do all this tracking?
@jon @Privacymatters Apple Music is the most respectful.
@Privacymatters How can you tell if the tracking is active even when you pay? I don't know about Deezer, but fur Spotify the ad-driven free version is the same app as the paid version, so it's not clear if the trackers remain active even for subscribers.
@Privacymatters Spotify is the worst; back when I had XPrivacy installed it constantly prompted me about Spotify wanting to phone to a third party.
@Privacymatters And how many trackers did it reveal in Chrome itself? If less than 3, I wouldn't trust that extension.
(and if you know say it didn't tell about Chrome at all, my answer is just: see? told ya, don't trust 🤣 )
Tsk, "Chrome" and "great privacy tool" in the same sentence. Can't work out.
@Privacymatters no. But Chrome has.
@IzzyOnDroid and why I block trackers.
@Privacymatters to not have even more trackers tracking you? But as I indicated: Chrome isn't exactly a privacy friendly browser.
@IzzyOnDroid Indeed it is not (and forms part of my complaint against Apple defaulting to Google esp in iOS ). However, I use blockers and use it for the Exodus tool only. But I also submit requests directly to Exodus :)
@Privacymatters so why not using a browser that at least can be made privacy friendly - like Firefox or one of its forks? If you insist on working via an add-on, there's Exodify (not from exodus itself, so I can't vouch for it - though the permissions look OK)
@IzzyOnDroid I use a range of browsers and means to access the Exodus tool. But this isn't about me. I work across the broad to raise awareness and help people - I don't impose choices on them. Just as family and friends use Facebook - I don't shout 'delete' help understand choices and tools to help them better manage their choices,
@Privacymatters There is also Exodify, which uses Exodus (included in https://github.com/humanetech-community/awesome-humane-tech where you also find exodus-android-app)
@Privacymatters Their Blokada ad-blocker and Exodus Privacy app look interesting as well.
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