BEWARE! Audacity Is Now Spyware. Time To Fork?



Since Audacity was purchased by MuseGroup, they have been making some very questionable decisions with their software. The most serious things have been the introduction of data collection (including IP addresses) and the fact that they now prohibit children from using their software.

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► https://www.audacityteam.org/about/desktop-privacy-notice/ – Audacity’s Privacy Policy

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35 thoughts on “BEWARE! Audacity Is Now Spyware. Time To Fork?

  1. One question, if I'm running the version from the Arch Linux Repo (Not Aur) is it the one with telemtry? Since Arch is rolling release, I have this question because rolling supposedly always updates to the latest version automatically.

  2. I am using Artix Linux (Arch Linux without systemd).
    I installed (compiled) tenacity-git r31.gc3eaa8650-1.
    This is easy to do using trizen (trizen tenacity).
    Which gives me Audacity 3.0.4-alpha-20210710 perfectly functional and without telemetry "inside".

  3. There’s a setting on Windows where you can force Audacity to not access the web, thus letting no communication through. Ordinary Gamer explains this more in depth.

  4. How convenient. I just learned how to use Davinci Resolve's audio editor and was planning on moving from Audacity to Davinci Resolve .. and now this happens

  5. Many childrens aged 13 below here are using Audacity and our teacher recommended using it when they give us a project that needs audio editing so the choice of limiting the program for only 13 above was plain stupid but now that it becames a privacy invasion program i dont even know if I'm still gonna use it or not

  6. The solution to the Audacity problem is simple: a computer that sits in the corner and is NOT connected to the Internet that runs Audacity. Most people have an extra old PC, and if you're one of the few people that don't then there are used PCs available for cheap. The only thing that goes in or out of the machine are audio files. Problem solved, 100% guaranteed.

  7. Don't worry. If they spy on me, then I'll hit 'em with the The Caretaker – Everywhere at the End of Time H1 – Stage 4 Post Awareness Confusions or the The Caretaker – Everywhere at the End of Time Stage 5

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