Privacy Helper

An app privacy guide

A simple Android app to help users understand the risks of giving apps dangerous permissions.

What Privacy Helper brings is a simple, easy-to-use educational app with that leverages the mobile platform to inform and demonstrate effectively and interactively.

Features:


  • Simple privacy quiz to test the user's privacy knowledge

  • Guide on data privacy, and the problem with Android

  • Guides on disabling permissions, unused apps, and other mitigations

  • Simple map demonstration of location tracking

  • List of dangerous permissions used by popular Android applications

  • Guide on Open Source app alternatives

  • List of alternative resources to help the user increase their knowledge

  • Sharing with popular platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and more

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 0.5 (6) - Added on 2018-09-06

    This version requires Android 4.0.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 2.5 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
    • android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
  • Version 0.4 (5) - Added on 2018-09-06

    This version requires Android 4.0.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 2.4 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
    • android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
  • Version 0.2 (3) - Added on 2018-09-06

    This version requires Android 4.0.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 2.4 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
    • android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE