The security community has just figured out that Lastpass' Android app has trackers built into it.
Of course it does. 90% of the stuff you get out of the Play Store, from any manufacturer, will have at least one (and usually more) trackers embedded in it.
That is part of the ecosystem. It is also baked into some of the more popular devkits out there, and the developers might not even know they're there.
Seriously, folks... assume that you are being tracked and monitored, and act accordingly. This is a logical and reasonable thing to assume in the 21st century until you prove otherwise to your own satisfaction.
@drwho paranoia stopped being a mental illness a decade ago
@cantinto I know, right?
@cantinto ...can I quote you on that?
@drwho you might get in trouble for that but sure :D
@cantinto I have far more controversial things in my .plan file.
@drwho it's more who you're quoting not what haha
This is why I use f-droid and publicly available sourced projects whenever possible. There's ways to deal with the trackers but the idea that one would need to do so at all is pretty darn silly.
@dukeofpearldiving I don't think it's silly at all. It was always the direction things were going in.
More data about users, as much as possible, let's get them to create more data for us was the trajectory.
The moment I found Blokada (which blocks stuff at the network level) I started using more stuff on my mobile, because it was blocking all the extra network traffic.
Does some of you eared about Exodus-Privacy (https://exodus-privacy.eu.org)?
Look at the reports (https://reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org), install (from F-Droid ou Gplay) Exodus apk (there is no trackers on it). Look at your installed applications and make your **OWN** choice.
@drwho hmm they just changed their pricing model so I just sent them money for the first time. Lastpass alternative that's better?
@deafferret I'm still searching for one that covers all of the use cases that Lastpass does. I badly want to get my family using password managers, but even that part is hard.
@drwho I've got my parents on LastPass too, so if there's a better option please let me know. :)
@drwho this has been a very helpful attitude to have. I've really learned it the hard way, which probably helps!
@calculsoberic It helps, but it also sucks that it had to be the hard way.
@drwho Yeah, unfortunately. I got doxed and had my identity stolen.
@calculsoberic I'm really sorry. :(
I don't understand why people are amazed at such obvious things ...
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.