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Exodify Mentioned in Awesome Humane Tech Humane Tech

Exodify is a browser extension that will show you how many trackers there are in android applications you are looking at in the playstore.

FirefoxInstall   amo-rating   amo-rating

ChromeInstall   Chrome Web Store-rating   Chrome Web Store-users

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What it does

This extension includes:

  • A content script, "exodify.js" for the play store, that will fetch from exodus REST API the number of trackers in the application and then modify the page to show it.
  • A content script, "exodify-sub.js" for Exodus Privacy submit page, that auto fills the search bar with the application ID.
  • A browser action, with a popup ("popup/") that shows the trackers name
  • A background script that is used to update the toolbar icon number badge

What it shows

  • Displays the number of trackers of an app when you visit the detail page of this app, and will display the number of trackers on alternative apps.
  • When visiting the 'my apps' page or doing a search, the plugin will decorate all applications on screen with trackers info
  • Add direct link to the full report on Exodus Privacy.
  • Use toolbar button to get more info about trackers and some statistics, with individual link for each tracker.

How to install from sources

Automated build

Requirement: NodeJS and Grunt

Create a config.json file in the base folder (along side gruntfile.js) and add your api token like this:

{
	"apiToken" : "Token <GET_A_TOKEN_FROM_EXODUS_PRIVACY>"
}

Then Run:

> npm install

> npm run package

You will find the packed and unpacked extentions in the dest/ folder.

Manual Install

Download the sources/ folder.

Edit the sources/ep-api.js and replace the @@API_TOKEN with your exodify api token (contact them to get one)

In Firefox type about:addons in the URL and click on the wheel icon and 'Install Add-On From File...' and select the manifest.json file in the source folder.

In chrome, type chrome://extensions/ and then 'Load Unpacked' and point to the 'source' folder.

About

Wonder how much an app is tracking you? Now you can see it from within the Google Play web interface thanks to ExodusPrivacy.

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