An open community 
of Macintosh users,
for Macintosh users.

FineTunedMac Dashboard widget now available! Download Here

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Honey app
#60540 01/12/22 03:25 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Likes: 1
jaybass Offline OP
OP Offline

Joined: Aug 2009
Likes: 1
OS 10.14.6

I'm thinking of installing the Honey app but I read that it could be a security issue.

Is this app recommended?

jaybass


OS 10.14.6 iMac (Retina 5K, 27", 2017, 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 24 GB RAM, 2400 MHz DDR4. SuperDuper. 1 TB Lacie HD, Noise Ninja.
Re: Honey app
jaybass #60541 01/12/22 04:42 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Likes: 7
Moderator
Offline
Moderator

Joined: Aug 2009
Likes: 7
If you look at their App Store listing and scroll down to App Privacy it would appear that just about everything short of the color of you underwear you have on this morning is linked to you along with your specific identifier. if you have regard for security Honey would appear to be an app to avoid.


"Sacred cows make the best hamburger"

- Mark Twain
Re: Honey app
joemikeb #60542 01/12/22 05:09 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Likes: 1
jaybass Offline OP
OP Offline

Joined: Aug 2009
Likes: 1
Thank you joe, advice taken.

jaybass


OS 10.14.6 iMac (Retina 5K, 27", 2017, 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 24 GB RAM, 2400 MHz DDR4. SuperDuper. 1 TB Lacie HD, Noise Ninja.
Re: Honey app
jaybass #60545 01/12/22 06:36 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Likes: 4
Online

Joined: Aug 2009
Likes: 4
A similar app that I have used for years with no apparent or strange intrusions is Rakuten. Check it out in the App Store.


On a Mac since 1984.
Currently: 24" M1 iMac, 27" iMac, M2 Macbook Air, macOS 10.15.x and MacOS 12; iPhones, iPods (yes, still) and iPads.
Re: Honey app
Ira L #60548 01/12/22 07:11 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Likes: 7
Moderator
Offline
Moderator

Joined: Aug 2009
Likes: 7
RAKUTEN

Data collected and linked to your identity:
  • Purchases
  • Browsing history
  • Search history
  • Usage data
  • Identifiers


So not quite as bad as Honey.


"Sacred cows make the best hamburger"

- Mark Twain

Moderated by  alternaut, dkmarsh, joemikeb 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4
(Release build 20200307)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.4.25 Page Time: 0.015s Queries: 24 (0.010s) Memory: 0.5873 MB (Peak: 0.6524 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2022-08-12 15:21:49 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS