We are now automatically scanning apps for API Key Identifiers like ' ga_trackingId that are used to enable tracking APIs. If your app includes these, it will be marked with the `Trackers` Anti-Feature. To fix that, either remove the tracking API Key entirely or move it out of the build flavor used by F-Droid.

@fdroidorg Ich bin normaler Anwender und habe die Übersetzung nicht verstanden. Darum meine Frage: Ist Eure Information für mich in irgendeiner Beziehung von Bedeutung?

Ja, denn alle Apps mit der Kennzeichnung Tracker binden beispielsweise google Analytics ein.


@fdroidorg oops, time to base64 the keys to make the scanner stop bothering me

Seriously though? This is just starting an arms race.

@gws arms race behaviour wrt obscuring trackers from your open source app on a free software distribution platform is grounds for removal, i'd hope

several forks of apps with the trackers taken out are already f-droid, why should a freedom-centric, privacy aware platform cater to people who won't remove trackers?

Will the tracker anti-feature will have a really big red flag shown?

I don't expect to be tracked when using fdroid.

@hambach18 @fdroidorg Yup. I know. But since trackers are « No way mate! » for me. I would expect a very specific flag. Not just something I could confuse with another anti-feature.


If an app can connect to the internet, or other apps (all android apps can do that) its hard to guarantee an app isn't tracking you in some way

Devious apps or developers that don't share your ideas of what tracking is (theres no clear definition) don't have to include libraries used for tracking users or connect you directly to a known tracking service in order to record information about what you are doing. They could sell this data

Same as with websites
@hambach18 @fdroidorg

@fdroidorg thank you for implementing this. Features like these are what make me be glad to be an F-Droid user. 🙂

People may complain that it may be imperfect, but accurately labeling more repos with trackers is a clear improvement. Google should follow in your footsteps with the Play Store. 😂

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