[sf-lug] Fwd: Audacity Is Now Spyware

Bobbie Sellers bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com
Sun Jul 4 15:27:32 PDT 2021

Hi LUGers,

Reality or overactive imagination?   I don't
personally use Audacity so...

Bobbie Sellers

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Subject: Audacity Is Now Spyware
Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2021 16:58:12 -0300
From: Dr. Noah Bodie <noah at bodie.not>
Organization: Aioe.org NNTP Server
Newsgroups: alt.os.linux.ubuntu,alt.os.linux.mint

The famous open source audio manipulation program was acquired by a 
company named Muse Group two months ago.

The same company owns other projects in its portfolio such as Ultimate 
Guitar (Famous website for Guitar enthusiasts) and MuseScore (Open 
source music notation software).

Ever since, Audacity has been a heated topic.

The parent company is a multi-national company and it has been trying to 
start a data-collection mechanism in the software.

While Audacity is nothing more than a desktop program, its developers 
want to make it phone home with various data taken from users’ machines.

The updated privacy policy page (which was uploaded 2 days ago) for 
Audacity includes a wide range of data collection mechanisms. It states 
for example that it can hand any user data to state regulators where it 
is located:


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