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Re: [tor-talk] trackers in OONI Probe Mobile App / was: NEW RiseupVPN test in OONI Probe Mobile App

I think you miss the point, OONI is more than the App, its also the public database with the test results.

And while i agree that Signal/Matrix etc. should be more important, they are not. Whatsapp is far more used.


On 06.02.2021 09:11, bo0od wrote:
Actually OONI tests is absolute useless to find anything bad, All the
tests being done can be known trivially by using the internet e.g:

- check for websites blockage
- check for Tor blockage
- check for Internet speed

Which one of that need magic/effort to be known? child using the
internet in that area can give you all the results without the need to
run this OONI app

The current development/developers are giving garbage application.

It should give results for middle boxes , DNS/TLS hijacking ...etc
something useful/worth to run OONI for.

One of the funny things it test for whatsapp if its blocked, But it
doenst do that for signal or element/matrix where they are more
important than the malware whatsapp... What a waste of effort and

Christian Pietsch:
Dear Maria,
dear OONI Probe users,

having used OONI Probe on Android devices in the past, I was shocked
to find out today that at least the version distributed via Google's
Play Store seems to contain two trackers, namely Countly and Google
Firebase Analytics: https://reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org/en/reports/161999/

Countly is UK based. They admit that they collect personal data from
users as defined in the GDPR: https://count.ly/legal/privacy-policy
Regarding Google (Firebase) Analytics, we know they collect any data
they can. Trackers are spyware. Don't use apps that contain them!

F-Droid provides a version of OONI Probe to Android users that is
tracker-free – like all apps in this app store. I double-checked it
using the Exodus software mentioned above on the command line.

Why don't you provide a clean version of your app to the majority of
Android users who still rely on Google's Play Store, OONI?


On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 11:21:13AM +0100, Maria Xynou wrote:

We're excited to share that the latest OONI Probe version features a
brand new test for RiseupVPN!

You can now check whether RiseupVPN works on your network. Learn all
about this test here: https://ooni.org/nettest/riseupvpn/

To run the new RiseupVPN test, update to the latest version (2.9.1) of
OONI Probe Mobile: https://ooni.org/install/mobile

All RiseupVPN test results from around the world are openly published in
near real-time:

Warm thanks to the folks from the LEAP collective for developing this
new test! <3


Maria (on behalf of the OONI team).

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