There are some great developers on the XDA forums, but XDA itself is just a commercial site. XDA is sponsored by Huawei, which does not even allow bootloader unlocking. XDA releases their software under proprietary licenses (XDA Labs, Nav gestures, One-Handed Mode, etc.). They’re anything, but software freedom defenders.
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Basically, they collect anything they can.
We may provide your information to individuals and companies with whom we have business relationships
Simply put: they share your personal data with anyone who pays.
The Services are operated in the United States and are governed by United States law
And also with some who don’t pay.