Antifeature analytics


#1

Are analytics antifeatures? I imagine since they are privacy-raping they would be.


#2

Yes, it’s the tracking antifeature: https://f-droid.org/wiki/page/Antifeatures


#3

@relan , I’m actually trying to upload a combo ClassyShark/Exodus to perform tracking analysis on apks, installed or not (exception to /system odexed wip) on non-rooted devices: DexClassLoader seems to be a standstill for fdroid

I noticed your comment about it here : https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata/merge_requests/2934 , can you clarify some on my rfp https://gitlab.com/fdroid/rfp/issues/759 ?

Pair with any file manager or my latest “re-branded” ApplicationInfo , you can scan any apk, and check synthetic relevant tracking “classes”.

For testing, both are uploaded & explained on xda https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/software-hacking/dexdump-xodus-trackers-apk-static-t3833391

Hope F-Droid users will try to be active on Exodus side to help for enlarging trackers database : https://github.com/Exodus-Privacy/exodus/issues

As example of use, with paired app_PackagesInfos, you can easily scan analytics in Google ContactsSync, CalendarSync or Playstore; “thankfully” Google stopped including FirebaseAnalytics in “central” Webview.apk in 2018, but they can switch back at anytime.