As I know many of you are using LastPass, and I include myself in that, any news is interesting. A recent article in The Register drew some attention online, and so I looked into it. The heading was ‘1Password has none, KeePass has none… So why are there seven embedded trackers in the LastPass Android app?’ and you can read the whole article here.
In short, LastPass has 7 embedded trackers (including 4 from Google) and the suggestion is that these are being used to monetise LastPass, perhaps on the back of the restrictions being imposed on the free version as we reported a few weeks ago.
However, LastPass say that the trackers do not pass any personally identifiable data or vault activity, but are used to analyse anonymised aggregate data to help improve the product. They also make clear that all users can opt out in the privacy settings (not just in the Android app).
It won’t change my view of LastPass, or that fact that I use it. And if you don’t use any password manager, or if you don’t know whether yours is ‘zero knowledge’, then why not get in touch to talk over the benefits. A free 20-minute insight call would be perfect for that, and you can book yours now.