1. anon(10572925)'s Avatar
    I saw that Microsofts Edge Browser has 5 Trackers inside.
    Opera (with integrated VPN and ad blocker LOL) has 14 trackers integrated.
    And.....
    Google Chrome.... Zero
    That's not what I have expected.
    😂
    07-05-19 08:58 AM
  2. conite's Avatar
    I saw that Microsofts Edge Browser has 5 Trackers inside.
    Opera (with integrated VPN and ad blocker LOL) has 14 trackers integrated.
    And.....
    Google Chrome.... Zero
    That's not what I have expected.
    Trackers aren't necessarily bad - particularly from reputable companies. Many just provide analytics for improved app development.

    In any event, I use Blokada.
    07-05-19 09:14 AM
  3. sorgo's Avatar
    Trackers aren't necessarily bad - particularly from reputable companies. Many just provide analytics for improved app development.

    In any event, I use Blokada.
    Don't want to sound paranoid, but actually Chrome can be using native tracking embedded in Android. So I would not tend to believe that by using Chrome you're not tracked at all...
    07-05-19 09:29 AM
  4. Emaderton3's Avatar
    Wasn't there just a big backlash about Chrome not blocking ads? I assume there is tracking, no?
    07-05-19 09:53 AM
  5. chetmanley's Avatar
    Chrome is in and of itself, a tracker.

    It plays a large part in Google's data collection paired with Google Play Services.

    https://digitalcontentnext.org/wp-co...tion-Paper.pdf

    The Chrome browser helps Google collect user data from both mobile and desktop devices, with over 2 billion active installs worldwide. The Chrome browser collects personal information (e.g. when a user completes online forms) and sends it to Google as part of the data synchronization process. It also tracks webpage visits and sends user location coordinates to Google.

    Both Android and Chrome send data to Google even in the absence of any user interaction. Our
    experiments show that a dormant, stationary Android phone (with Chrome active in the background) communicated location information to Google 340 times during a 24-hour period, or at an average of 14 data communications per hour. In fact, location information constituted 35% of all the data samples sent to Google. In contrast, a similar experiment showed that on an iOS Apple device with Safari (where neither Android nor Chrome were used), Google could not collect any appreciable data (location or otherwise) in the absence of a user interaction with the device.
    07-05-19 12:38 PM
  6. anon(10572925)'s Avatar
    Chrome is in and of itself, a tracker.

    It plays a large part in Google's data collection paired with Google Play Services.

    https://digitalcontentnext.org/wp-co...tion-Paper.pdf
    So we shouldn't use android phones any longer.
    07-05-19 05:54 PM
  7. chetmanley's Avatar
    So we shouldn't use android phones any longer.
    I'll tweak that statement to: We shouldn't use android phones with google software any longer.

    Just disable "the google" and now you're on par with iOS in terms of collection, but with a more secure device (BB Android).
    07-05-19 06:10 PM
  8. anon(10572925)'s Avatar
    I'll tweak that statement to: We shouldn't use android phones with google software any longer.

    Just disable "the google" and now you're on par with iOS in terms of collection, but with a more secure device (BB Android).
    Will my device work as before , when I disable The Google?
    07-05-19 06:11 PM
  9. anon(10572925)'s Avatar
    Will my device work as before , when I disable The Google?
    And how to disable all the Google c r a p, without a deep knowledge of whatever?
    I just have rudimentary skills.
    07-05-19 06:16 PM
  10. chetmanley's Avatar
    Will my device work as before , when I disable The Google?
    That depends on how embedded in the Google ecosystem you are. If you use gmail, google drive, music, movies, then those wont work.

    Google photos, maps (without actual location for some reason), translate all work fine.

    Play store is replaced with Yalp or F-Droid.

    https://forums.crackberry.com/blackb...esome-1114355/

    https://forums.crackberry.com/blackb...orbot-1134676/

    https://forums.crackberry.com/blackb...ethod-1168996/

    These three threads will get you started and should cover off most questions.

    Cheers
    07-05-19 06:17 PM
  11. anon(10572925)'s Avatar
    That depends on how embedded in the Google ecosystem you are. If you use gmail, google drive, music, movies, then those wont work.

    Google photos, maps (without actual location for some reason), translate all work fine.

    Play store is replaced with Yalp or F-Droid.

    https://forums.crackberry.com/blackb...esome-1114355/

    https://forums.crackberry.com/blackb...orbot-1134676/

    https://forums.crackberry.com/blackb...ethod-1168996/

    These three threads will get you started and should cover off most questions.

    Cheers
    Thanks. Will check this out.
    07-05-19 06:19 PM
  12. chetmanley's Avatar
    Thanks. Will check this out.
    Here is a post summarizing those 3 links, might help explain the overall intent better.
    https://forums.crackberry.com/showth...1#post13379586
    07-05-19 06:22 PM

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