I am considering to pay for a Mylio license as I really like the privacy-oriented approach of the software.
Photos are stored on devices so users keep ownership, and are encrypted before being optionally sent to a cloud.
However, privacy is not only about where the pictures are stored, but also about which (meta)data are collected by Mylio / its partners. For aggregator companies, metadata data are the most interesting part of our photos files.
- I took a look at the debug console in Mylio and noticed a lot of requests to Google servers, like:
2021/10/12 17:42:11.942 210 Callback (Status 70): https://www.google-analytics.com/collect, Handle: 0x0000000000CC0008 2021/10/12 17:42:02.379 1C4 CallbackResponse - requestId: 30, result: , statusCode: 200, time: 18, url: https://www.google-analytics.com/collect, payLoadSize: 35 2021/10/12 17:41:51.823 1C4 Callback (Status 60): https://www.google-analytics.com/collect, Handle: 0x0000000000CC0004
I do not use Google Drive with Mylio. Which data are collected exactly? Are some of my photos’ metadata sent to Google?
- There are also many requests to Mylio servers, like:
2021/10/12 17:42:38.062 B58 Callback (Status 70): https://merkle3account.mylio.com/accounts/XXXredactedXXX/ping, Handle: 0x0000000000CC0008 2021/10/12 18:27:59.342 010 Status request complete called https://merkle3account.mylio.com/accounts/XXXredactedXXX/ping: handle: (0000000000CC000C)
I do understand that a few requests need to be made to Mylio’s server, e.g. to check the license. But is it necessary to have dozens of requests per minutes? What is the purpose of this?
I also wonder if the face recognition and OCR features are performed locally on the device, or if they are sent to a cloud to be processed and returned to the device?
I hope someone at Mylio can provide more info.
Thanks in advance to the Mylio Team and the community!