But, unlike Facebook Container, it does not isolate a single app,
unless I put only 1 app in this second profile.
So, my question is: does it make sense to install other apps with
maps (public transport app, bike sharing, ride hailing apps etc)
or trackers in the “work” profile created by Shelter or would I be
shooting myself in the foot, basically giving access to data from
these apps to the most pernicious app of them all, the one I wanted
to “isolate” at all costs in the first place, i.e. Whatsapp?
What is the best way to do it? Put everything that is safe in one profile
and everything which leaks in the other? Or isolate only the worst app(s)?
Shelter is a container and ALL data inside this container are available for ALL apps in the container. It makes no sense for me to install a lot of apps which are tracking you and sh…t on privacy in shelter or on you phone.
The best way would be to search for trackerfree alteratives for you ‘needed’ apps.
In shelter only really really really needed apps with trackers should be installed. I have only whatsapp and instagram inshelter. Whatsapp, because I have 5 beauties which won’t swap to telegram and instagram to show my paintings, All other apps are in main profile and coming from f-droid or Aurora But Aurora apps get restricted in web access or they are also tracker free
But I’m not sure about what to do with a number of apps for public transport, like
CityMapper and Transit; car sharing, like car2go, plus Enjoy and Sharengo for Milan,
Italy; trains, like Orario Treni and Trenord (Italy again) or cycling, like Urban Cyclers.
Sorry to revive this old post, but I think is important to keep the information compact.
I’ve never used WA or FB, but through tracker control I learnt that gnucash, an open source app, is sending trackers to CLOUDFLARENET.
My knowledge is not sufficient to judge the dangerousness of these trackers.
Would be a sage decision to move gnucash (or any app I will discover sending trackers) within shelter ?
You mean specifically it’s communicating over https using cloudflare’s infrastructure, right? I am not familiar with this software but it has features like currency exchange, stock prices from various sources, logging in to bank accounts, etc. It seems that it has really legitimate reasons to use the network connection.
That’s only the huge services everybody would know if are mentioned, of course there are many more smaller things that could be using Cloudflare, from some page with exchange rates/stock prices to your bank.