How safe is UT from trackers?
I am currently using Android, that I would like to escape from due to trackers.
I know that internet trackers can be divided into:
-www trackers - they send an information to a website about me visiting a specific place
-app trackers - they send an information to a specific company about app being used on a specific phone
-OS trackers (?) - its DNS are forwarded through google.
On the other hand - there is Ubuntu Touch!
- Is my "trackers" clasification more or less correct?
- Is Ubuntu Touch is safer from trackers and if yes - how?
poVoq last edited by poVoq
"www trackers" still mostly happen, but UT has an optional systemwide ad-blocker so that prevents some.
"app trackers" could also happen, but since nearly all of the available apps are open-source and community developed, it is not really the case so far. Apps are also confined and with a permission model, so they can't do much outside of their sandbox (similar to Android).
"OS trackers", well it isn't made by Google and unless you configure the calendar syncing with Google there seem to be no such build in trackers (other that some basic usage statistics collected by the Ubports foundation).
All informations seem very useful!
@ubuntutouchfan I think the best option to avoid 'www trackers' on smartphones at the moment is FireFox for mobile, which offers a lot of security settings and of course is fully open source. So while Ubuntu Touch/Morph browser is by no means bad, Android or iOS with FireFox might have a slight edge still.
I should mention I know nothing about more advanced security measures - you could probably just use Tor and sleep easily.