WARNING: Audacity 3.0 is labelled as Spyware

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Re: WARNING: Audacity 3.0 is labelled as Spyware

Postby KynikossDragonn » Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:42 pm

Hearing this makes me wish places like 4chan were shut down already...
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Re: WARNING: Audacity 3.0 is labelled as Spyware

Postby JacenXtreme » Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:46 pm

This is bad news...

I've been using Audacity for a long time, and now this pops up.
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Re: WARNING: Audacity 3.0 is labelled as Spyware

Postby Caligari87 » Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:04 pm

Meh, honestly I'll keep using Audacity unless they REALLY muck things up interface- or feature-wise.

8-)
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Re: WARNING: Audacity 3.0 is labelled as Spyware

Postby Nash » Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:25 am

I still have my copy of 2.4.2 from last year installed on my system. I'll just keep using that if I need to quickly cut some audio files.

For serious audio work, I don't use Audacity anyway.

I only keep Audacity around to do really trivial/minute edits like cutting, removing silence, adjust volumes etc. Stuff that would be overkill to launch my full DAW suite to do. Imagine launching the entire Visual Studio IDE just to edit a line in a text file - that's the analogy. :)

And for such trivial use cases, the old version of Audacity has everything needed. I see no need to upgrade.
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Re: WARNING: Audacity 3.0 is labelled as Spyware

Postby Enjay » Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:47 am

I have Audacity installed but I rarely use it. I find GoldWave (a similar spec kind of program - albeit a commercial one) much easier to use and more suited to how I work.
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Re: WARNING: Audacity 3.0 is labelled as Spyware

Postby leileilol » Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:13 am

I wish there were alternatives. For a long time in the Free arting world, GIMP looked like the only option around, and everyone accepted the window mess as it was because it's 100% free. And then Krita matured out of the KDE hole and became a very usable illustrator friendly thing with none of the programmer duct-tape baggage. It wasn't even the same kind of program in the 2000s (it was more closer resembling to PSP4 than Photoshop)

something something sourceforge top 10 front page program voting award something.

Come to think of it, there's not a lot of multiplatform alternatives to internet favorite VLC either. VLC's supposed strengths to 'play anything' comes out of ffmpeg/libavcodec, so surely something else that renders and uses those libraries could be suitable? Maybe a wx/qt/fltk fork of MPC-HC?

I'll laugh once Blender goes down this path.
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Re: WARNING: Audacity 3.0 is labelled as Spyware

Postby Nash » Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:34 am

leileilol wrote:I'll laugh once Blender goes down this path.


Stop giving people ideas!!!
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Re: WARNING: Audacity 3.0 is labelled as Spyware

Postby Blzut3 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:31 pm

leileilol wrote:Come to think of it, there's not a lot of multiplatform alternatives to internet favorite VLC either. VLC's supposed strengths to 'play anything' comes out of ffmpeg/libavcodec, so surely something else that renders and uses those libraries could be suitable? Maybe a wx/qt/fltk fork of MPC-HC?

Not exactly the same class of program but wouldn't mpv be the alternative you're looking for? Certainly an alternative if your use for VLC is playing single files. Of course VLC does a lot more (specifically the "L").
leileilol wrote:I'll laugh once Blender goes down this path.

I mean if I wanted to fear monger: Blender's privacy policy says they give your data to Google (ironically after clearly stating third parties won't track you) and the government ("legal action")! Oh noes, the government will know you downloaded Blender! I can't tell if there's a separate privacy policy for their "open data" benchmark, but if since I can't find one all those benchmark runs (which includes system info) are clearly being sold to the government to make a quick buck! Down with the Blender Foundation! :roll:

I seriously still have no idea why people are getting so freaked out about Audacity writing a pretty standard privacy policy. Although Blender's is written in English which is nice I suppose. I mean I get that people were on edge due to Muse Group's other actions, but so far I haven't had anyone adequately explain to me what it is that's so worrying.
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Re: WARNING: Audacity 3.0 is labelled as Spyware

Postby skyrish10 » Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:47 am

Well, that's why i prefer the oldest version: Version 2.0
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Re: WARNING: Audacity 3.0 is labelled as Spyware

Postby Graf Zahl » Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:30 am

Same here. The changes may be harmless, but they may not be. But my stance of these things is not to give people trying to do shit a reason to continue doing so.
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Re: WARNING: Audacity 3.0 is labelled as Spyware

Postby Hexereticdoom » Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:15 am

Nash wrote:And now, for something very, very wild.

Image

Yes, this is apparently real...

https://github.com/tenacityteam/tenacity/issues/99

https://github.com/Sneeds-Feed-and-Seed/sneedacity

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Fucking crazy people... What a rabble! :x

Seems that when brains were distributed, those bastards were busy peeing somewhere... :nope:
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Re: WARNING: Audacity 3.0 is labelled as Spyware

Postby Enjay » Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:34 am

This is not to lessen the fact that, if someone gets so annoyed by the name of a piece of software (free software at that) that they feel the need to hunt the author down and stab them, it indicates that there is something severely wrong with the stabber. I mean, really, what the hell goes through their head as they take their knife and make the journey to where they know the author is, makes contact with them and goes through with plunging a knife into their body? At no point, apparently, did they consider that this might not be a good idea and, presumably, had plenty of potential "cool down" time.

That being said, I have no idea why anyone throws any kind of naming open to what appears to be a public democratic purpose these days anyway. It seems that, more often than not, inappropriate names get picked. (Indeed, that seems to be the point for many of the voters.) At least if you are going to set up one of these naming "contests", have some sort of right to veto or "we'll pick the best from a final selection" clause in there - clearly and explicitly stated from day 0. That way you have reserved the right to use "Boaty McBoatface", or not, at your discretion - and everyone knows that from the outset. If you give the impression that most votes = win, then you are setting yourself up for a fall. And a stabbing, apparently. :sadno:
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Re: WARNING: Audacity 3.0 is labelled as Spyware

Postby Deybar_TECH » Wed Aug 11, 2021 12:33 pm

My computer has not connected to
the internet since 2014 when
I uninstalled my antivirus and they
told me that if I connect again
it will ruin everything.

from that moment I limited myself
to connecting only from the street
or my turtle Smartphone.
so I don't think my old Audacity that
I got in 2012 can spy. 8-)
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Re: WARNING: Audacity 3.0 is labelled as Spyware

Postby Hexereticdoom » Wed Aug 11, 2021 5:04 pm

Deybar_TECH wrote:I don't think my old Audacity that I got in 2012 can spy. 8-)

Wow man, that is actually a REALLY ancient version! :woh:

Could it be from v1.x branch, perhaps?
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