[sf-lug] Fwd: Audacity Is Now Spyware
bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com
Sun Jul 4 15:27:32 PDT 2021
Reality or overactive imagination? I don't
personally use Audacity so...
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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
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.
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
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