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Audacity & spyware

Postby GerryB » Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:32 am

Good morning all,

I have come across this story line again and I'm placing it here in case anyone has any further info or thoughts.

I like Audacity but if it is vacuuming up my data then I will be uninstalling it. I'm waiting to see how the story develops, but not for too long. I won't be installing any updates in the meantime.

https://9to5mac.com/2021/07/05/popular-audacity-audio-app-dubbed-spyware-by-users-over-policy-changes-from-new-owner/

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Re: Audacity & spyware

Postby Dave McElderry » Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:38 am

I saw this last night too Gerry. Disappointing out of them. I hope they rethink this. Too many companies seem to think this is acceptable.
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Re: Audacity & spyware

Postby GerryB » Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:49 am

Update.....

This is from the BBC Technology web page.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-57721967

You may be able to find it on BBC.com also.

Just in case I add this screen grab of portion.
1 - they may share data with their HQ in Russia
2 - they don't want to monetise the product
3 - they want to provide updates every few weeks.

Without bringing in money how will they afford (3) above?

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Re: Audacity & spyware

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:47 am

FWIW the version of Audacity that I have installed on my PC is 2.4.2. I think that the current version is 3.0.2.

Needless to say, in the light of the above, I won't be updating. :(
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