Drupe (Contacts, Phone Dialer & Caller ID: drupe)

What it does: Drupe is a replacement for your contacts app and provides caller identification.

Offenses:

  • Privacy concern

We’re no strangers to shady dialers on this site and we know that having a third party dialer can be a huge privacy breach because for these apps to work they must have access to your entire contacts list. Gokberk Yaltirakli wrote an article on his site about his findings on data handling by third party dialers. Drupe was found uploading its users entire contact list (unencrypted mind you) to its servers. We don’t know what they do with this data but we really don’t like it when companies do that so Drupe has been blacklisted.

Alternatives: Your phone’s stock dialer, Asus Dialer which the author tested and didn’t find any breach of privacy.