New Update TrackerControl for Android - FOSS App to Monitor and Control App Tracking, Advertising and Internet permissions

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TrackerControl for Android

TrackerControl is an Android app that allows users to monitor and control the widespread, ongoing, hidden data collection in mobile apps about user behaviour (‘tracking’).

This approach
  • reveals the companies behind tracking,
  • allows to block tracking selectively, and
  • exposes the purposes of tracking, such as analytics or advertising.
The app also aims to educate about your rights under Data Protection Law, such the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Under the hood, TrackerControl uses Android’s VPN functionality, to analyse apps’ network communications locally on the Android device. This is accomplished through a local VPN server, to enable network traffic analysis by TrackerControl.

No root is required, other VPNs or Private DNS are not supported. No external VPN server is used, to keep your data safe! TrackerControl even protects you against DNS cloaking, a popular technique to hide trackers in websites and apps.

TrackerControl will always be free and open source, being a research project.

F-Droid Store

App Privacy Report
  • 0 tracker(s), 11 permission(s)


What is TrackerControl Slim on [Play Store]?
If you’re interested in analysing tracking and generating factual evidence of it (e.g. for research), then choose the version from Google Play. The analysis results from this version will usually be more accurate.

TrackerControl Slim does not block network traffic and additionally resolves contacted domains using TLS Server Name Indication.
 

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Version 2024 01 03 01
  • Fix 'Email' and 'Fingerprinting' categories; this enable more blocking than previously
  • Sync latest NetGuard changes to increase compatibility with Android 14
  • Fix bugs, and update dependencies and host lists
 
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