Monday, December 18, 2017

Know country behind apps on your phone....

Smartphone knows a lot about its owner.
Knows where this person is.
Knows with whom this person talk.
Can listen. Can make photos.

So, it is better if you know who can know this stuff about you.

I may be little paranoid, but lets be honest, I don't trust companies from countries like Russia or China...

If I need to choose being tracked by NSA or CIA, or by FSB, I will always choose NSA and CIA.
Of course if I can I would like to be sure that any of those track me ;-)

So I looked on apps on my phone.
Among 94 my results looks like this (yep, I counted Google as country ;-))

my own4
Czech Republic1
South Korea1
was Google1

Happily nothing from Russia ;-)
Sadly some apps from China.
One is Kasa from TP-Link, second is Motoconnect from Motorola. So I hope that I may trust those.
CamScanner is little bit tricky. I'm not scanning top secret documents, but this makes me little bit worried.
Wifi Analyzer too...
I have one app which I don't know from where it is. This is Barcode scanner, don't know why but name of developer sounds like China. Happily this is open source.

But looking on this list I know almost for sure that I will not install Telegram. Sorry...
Will rather go in direction of WhatsApp... but I'm not happy with that.

To be honest I spend near one hour checking from where is given developer.
And in most cases I was checking both info on Google Play, and for whom domain is registered.

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