The Warden App Manager uses a static list of trackers and loggers compiled by French non-profit Exodus Privacy. It reads the dex (Dalvik Executable) files within each app installed on your phone to see if any of the class names match a known tracker or logger from the aforementioned list. Loggers, in this context, means â€œall utilities which are used to log user activity on an app or logcat in general.â€ WhyOrean notes that not all loggers are evil and some might be used to log usersâ€™ activities for various (legitimate) purposes. However, there are a few logging tools â€œlike ACRA, xLogâ€ that are powerful tools that can â€œsend user data to devs without userâ€™s consent.â€
Besides offering an insight into pesky trackers, Warden comes with a â€œDe-Bloaterâ€ and â€œNuke it!â€ mode, both of which require root access.
See Warden is an open source app that lets you disable trackers and loggers
Warden is an open source app that lets you identify apps with trackers and loggers and also disabling or uninstalling them.