Is Audacity still safe to use?

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bxbrkrz
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Post 26 Jul 2021

I am not going to share any youtube videos (opinions). If someone has a definitive answer Audacity is not a spyware I want to know. I uninstalled it. I use Wavosaur for my quick edits.
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orthodox
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Post 26 Jul 2021

I'd just block it from accessing the internet, like I do with most programs.

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bxbrkrz
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Post 26 Jul 2021

Yes, it is clear I have my answer.

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Billy+
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Post 26 Jul 2021

I would have more concerns using social media platforms than using audacity and was happily using it today...

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The data collected includes OS version and name, user country based on IP address, the CPU being used, data related to Audacity error codes and crash reports, and finally "Data necessary for law enforcement, litigation and authorities' requests (if any)."
If you're concerned about that then you should probably put a tinfoil hat on and stop using the internet ;)
VST 2.4 MIDI It's definitely on the list of todos
What MIDI tools are you itching to use

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PhillipOrdonez
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Post 26 Jul 2021

I still use it. 🤷‍♂️

slic
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Post 26 Jul 2021

In my opinion, this is far better anyway (and free) Windows, Mac OS X and Linux - no need to use anything else!

https://www.ocenaudio.com/whatis

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bxbrkrz
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Post 26 Jul 2021

slic wrote:
26 Jul 2021
In my opinion, this is far better anyway (and free) Windows, Mac OS X and Linux - no need to use anything else!

https://www.ocenaudio.com/whatis
Nice. I'll try that. Thanks.
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slic
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Post 26 Jul 2021

bxbrkrz wrote:
26 Jul 2021
slic wrote:
26 Jul 2021
In my opinion, this is far better anyway (and free) Windows, Mac OS X and Linux - no need to use anything else!

https://www.ocenaudio.com/whatis
Nice. I'll try that. Thanks.
No worries, let me know what you think- I was very impressed.

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