TrackerControl: monitor and control trackers and ads. (by OxfordHCC)

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  • My device Mi A2 and wanna install lineage with microg OS | 2021-10-15
    I personally also hate trackers and adds. There's tracker control which blocks trackers by offering a fake VPN, it works pretty well for me. I also use Firefox as my main browser with uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger.
  • Ads following me from a different app | 2021-10-09
    If you're on Android, I highly suggest you to use the ultimate tracking protection tool developed by a team from Oxford, TrackerControl. It's completely open source and automatically stops all apps from calling any tracking service. Heck you can even cut off internet access for apps like GBoard to be more on the safe side. | 2021-10-09
    On that note, there's an open source app developed by a team from Oxford called TrackerControl that does just that but on the device itself. Perhaps a better solution for those who don't have a Pi or a server that runs 24/7. Best part, you can selectively disable internet access for certain apps, even system ones, which is not possible for a DNS based blocker.
  • Samsung Keyboard and original Swype + Dragon Keyboard... how secure are these?
    About privacy: remove internet from this app, and it can't (directly at least) phone home. To test privacy while leaving them internet access, you'll need to do packet capture: 's app is pretty good at this. The more thorough option is to setup Wireshark on a laptop and connect your phone to that laptop's internet.
  • Is there a way to check what trackers etc is my android phone trying to connect to in real time?
  • TrackerControl | 2021-09-09
  • Hacker News top posts: Sep 10, 2021
    TrackerControl\ (25 comments)
  • TrackerControl: Monitor and control trackers and ads on Android | 2021-09-05
  • TrackerControl – Monitor and control trackers and ads on Android | 2021-09-04
  • 58% of Hacker News, Reddit and tech-savvy audiences block Google Analytics | 2021-08-31
    Pretty much - and there's a nice app developed by an Oxford student that does this for Android:

    It works very well, I highly recommend it.

  • Privacy within chess platforms? What are your thoughts? | 2021-08-15
    If anyone's curious, this is what the Tracker Control app on my phone shows for the Lichess and chesscom Android apps:
  • Little Confused (New to MicroG) | 2021-08-10
    Many apps still use Google trackers and analytics tools. You can give them a hard time by using tracker control.
  • ⟳ 8 apps added, 48 updated at
    TrackerControl 2021.07.23-fdroid


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OxfordHCC/tracker-control-android is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.

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