A tracker is a piece of software meant to collect data about you or your usages. You can find more information in our video “Trackers in 2 minutes” (in French with subtitles).
Permissions are actions the application can do on your phone. The severity levels are defined according to Google’s protection levels.
Colors are assigned to the number of trackers and permissions, according to the scale below:
We do not decompile applications, as this is not allowed. We perform a static analysis of APKs and compare Java class names with a list of trackers. If there is a match, then the tracker is present. A more detailed description is available in this post.
Apple’s DRMs strictly forbid us to investigate so we can not say. However, the applications of both OS are often made by the same teams/agencies and the trackers’ SDKs are often available for both Android and iOS. The suspicions are therefore strong that the trackers of one are also in the other.
Our static detection method looks in applications for the presence of a defined list of trackers. If the signature of a tracker is detected in the analysis, its presence is indicated in the report. This is not a proof of activity of these trackers.
In addition, the application could contain one or more trackers we did not identify yet. We therefore do not guarantee the completeness of this list.
There are many ways to help us, everything is explained in the “Contribute” page.
Of course not, you can see its own analysis report.
The goal of Exodus Privacy is to reach as many people as possible, the least tech-savvy and the most inclined to ignore what’s happening in their smartphone. To reach this audience, it is necessary to go to it, because it will not come to us. So we have a YouTube channel and a Facebook page. Do not worry, we also have a Peertube channel.
You can find the links of our different media on this page.