Privacy Friendly Net Monitor

Privacy Friendly Net Monitor shows active network activity of installed apps. So you have the possibility to find out which of your installed applications communicate with the network or Internet.

Which features are included in Privacy Friendly Net Monitor?

The connection information includes local and remote socket information along with resolved hostnames and a protocol evaluation based on well-known ports. Known unencrypted and encrypted protocols are automatically marked. A detailed mode offers additional technical information of the connections.

Server validation is an automatic analysis of the remote servers TLS implementation. Remote servers with a resolved hostname are tested automatically when the connection protocol is known for using TLS encryption. The analysis is performed by SSL Labs API (more info: www.ssllabs.com/projects/ssllabs-apis/) and the associated service. The remote server's implementation quality is shown in grades A+ (best) to F (worst), or is displayed as T (trust issues). To perform the validation Net Monitor connects to Qualys SSL Labs via the Internet. If you do not want this connection, please deactivate server validation in the settings.

What makes Privacy Friendly Net Monitor different from other apps?

  1. Minimal permissions
    Privacy Friendly Net Monitor does not require any permission for scanning active connections. The Certificate Validation feature requires the Internet permission to request server test results from Qualys SSL Labs API. In case you do not want a connection to Qualys SSL Labs, please deactivate server validation in the settings.
  2. No rooted device required
    Most of apps with a similar functionality require a so called "rooted" device. This means that extended user rights are activated on the device. This activation results in a loss of warranty. Privacy Friendly Net Monitor does not require a rooted device.
  3. No advertisement
    Many other free apps in the Google Play Store dazzle annoying advertising and also shortens battery life.

Download the app

We offer several ways to download the app:

  • Official Google Play Store (Feel free to provide feedback, see contact. We would be pleased to receive a positive rating if you like the app)
  • F-Droid Store (The F-Droid Store is an open source software store where you can download the APK-file of the app. Apps installed that way won't receive any updates, unless you regularly download the newest version from the F-Droid website or use the official F-Droid Store App).
  • If you are interested in the development of apps or the source code, you can find it at GitHub.

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Contact us

For questions or comments regarding the App do not hesitate to contact Karola Marky.

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