Alternatives to Advanced Privacy

Hello
I don’t know where to put this topic as it’s actually not for using /e/ but rather to get a similar behavior to /e/ on Microg for Lineage OS. @Manoj fell free to move it where you see fit.
I like the idea of Advanced Privacy even if I don’t use its special features like fake geolocation and hide ip address. Advanced Privacy was supposed to be available as an app but I don’t see it happening in the near future so I would like to get recommendations for alternatives.
I’ve installed the DuckDuckGo Privacy protection but I don’t think it’s as good as Advanced Privacy in blocking the trackers.
Thank you in advance for the advice.

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Tracker-Control
https://f-droid.org/fr/packages/net.kollnig.missioncontrol.fdroid/

Blokada
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.blokada.sex

and probably others that i don’t know of…

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Blokada is screwing you apps? :slight_smile:

Tracker control seems nice… I’ll give it a try. DuckDuckGO is using something similar but there is no interface (that I could find).
Thanks piero!

Rethink DNS
https://f-droid.org/packages/com.celzero.bravedns/

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is that an extra app or the browser?

the nice thing about the above mentioned Tracker-Control, Blokada, rethinkDNS as well as netguard (which is not a blocker but a firewall), personalDNSfilter etc. is that these work for other apps as well and not only for websites visited via a browser (downside is that these apps require usage of the only VPN-interface that android provides - which does not apply for AP because it is deeply integrated in the OS).

Well it’s a bit strange. It’s an option you enable in the browser but it seems to have a wider area than just browsing. I’m not sure though. It acts as a sort of local VPN that filter trackers.
Yet it’s not a separate app…

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does it occupy the VPN-interface of the system?

It seem that way. Trackercontrol and the DuckDuckGo complain of each other. :slight_smile:

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What do you think about …

FREE Browser ~ F-droid Store
0 trackers | 12 permissions


• Fully open source
• AdBlocker using StevenBlack host list
• Measures against browser fingerprinting
• Cookie Banner Blocker: Auto “Deny”, based on Cookie Banner Rules from Firefox
• …



DuckDuckGo
0 trackers | 22 permissions

Thank you for you suggestion Xxpsilon. It’s an interesting browser, but seems to have some issues with accessing some websites.
I think DuckDuckGo is the best search engine in terms of efficiency and privacy. I also like that they sponsor/donate each year to small companies or organizations that work for the internet freedom, see here for example.

What do you think about …

Swisscows anonymous search engine: No tracking : Anonymous : Family-friendly