Audacity, telemetry creeping in

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    ^^^ Audacity works very well here, am anyway only using the basics for cleaning \ editing recorded streams \ downloads. And knowing it so well, would be a pain to switch to anything that looks different :O)

    btw, came across this quite interesting and educating post, surely worth testing out if one got 'disturbances' in audio > Solution to Audio glitches
    https://www.tenforums.com/sound-aud...how-ensure-general-real-time-performance.html
     
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    One of the biggest reason software companies get the ire of software users but in this day and age they get caught flat footed. And now must back track typical.
     
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    Audacity branded 'possible spyware' after controversial privacy policy update betanews.com | July 5, 2021
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    Popular open source audio editor Audacity has become rather more familiar with controversy recently than it is probably comfortable with. Concerns built up following the software's acquisition by Muse Group and subsequent changes to telemetry and privacy settings. With the latest changes to its privacy policy page, the controversy continues.

    Having already faced a fierce backlash and backing down a little in its plans, Audacity now finds itself hit with the label of "possible spyware" by an independent publisher covering open source software. FOSS Post even advises users to uninstall Audacity as soon as possible.
     
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    ^^^ An entry or two in firewall to stop any telemetry.
     
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    You mean all should download and still support it? They’ll know how many of you download and use it. Then think you all accept their new nasty policy:D
     
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    ^^^ Good point. And am keeping 3.0.0.

    But similar to ccleaner and so many other useful programs\apps, telemetry infestation will only grow at accelerating speed. Someday one is more or less forced to update one's preferred software (bugs, new functionality, security, os compatibility, whatever), then firewall comes to the rescue.
     
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