navigation and privacy

asked 2014-05-02 18:53:55 +0300

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updated 2014-05-05 01:17:08 +0300

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I am sure this is explained somewhere, but I cannot find it:

I liked the jolla/sailfish idea basically because I do not like the idea of being followed, in every move I make, by any of the dominating companies in the smartphone sector. However I also like the idea of GPS navigation.

When I found out that I can install apk packages without signing up for google play, I thought that this would be "my solution". However when trying to install navfree, using apkd-install, I saw a long list of information items about me that I was about to release - not sure to whom and under which principles.

So can someone tell me how to install something like navfree and release only the information that is really needed? And how do I find out whom I release it to? And can this flow be turned off when I am not using the navigation?

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Thanks, that provides a partial answer. If possible, however, I would like to know more generally what is transferred in terms of information (and to whom) when I use android applications under sailfish. The "warning" seemed to talk about other data as well (but I did not record it, I just hit "cancel").

wcr ( 2014-05-02 21:35:22 +0300 )edit

I want no Android, no Apple, no Microsoft. Thats the reason I'm using Jolla. So I install native Sailfish apps, not apk. You are welcome in the world of Sailfish! Try the native apps "maep" and "modrana" (both on openrepos / warehouse). They are open source, no "phone home". For my needs I found usefull apps enough on store and warehouse.

utkiek ( 2014-05-02 23:12:09 +0300 )edit

I share the philosophy - but modrana only worked a little as a navigation system on the N900 and on my jolla it does not work at all. maep is unknown to me, I shall take a look. Does it provide turn-by-turn navigation with offline maps? That's after all a very useful thing to have.

wcr ( 2014-05-03 01:06:42 +0300 )edit

strange, neither warehouse nor jolla store know anything about maep...

wcr ( 2014-05-03 01:15:22 +0300 )edit