Audacity’s simple and functional interface and powerful audio manipulation capabilities have long made it a favorite among novice and expert users, especially since it’s free and the open source community has continually worked and improved for more. two decades.
What reported Per FOSS Post, the addition of various data collection mechanisms makes Audacity possible spyware, as personal information (see below) can now be shared with law enforcement agencies, regulatory bodies, and other third parties, including advisors, auditors, potential buyers, etc.
Audacity’s privacy notice also states that users’ personal data is stored on servers in the European Economic Area (EEA), and that this data will be shared from time to time with the company’s main office in Russia and external advisor in the USA
Currently, there is no way to exclude yourself from this new policy, which restricts the use of the app to minors (13 years or younger). Audacity’s controversial telemetry requirements are also being discussed in GitHub other Reddit, where users now expect possible forked versions not in the user data tracking, especially since the app has always been an offline audio editor.