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      • #2362404
        AskWoody Plus

        Ghacks : Open Source audio editor Audacity is now part of MuseGroup

        “Muse Group was formed last week. It is best known for its open source MuseScore music notations application and for Ultimate Guitar. Ultimate Guitar founder Eugeny Naidenov is the first chairman of Muse Group. Naidenov aquired MuseScore in 2017 and announced the acquisition of Audacity this week in a YouTube video.”

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        AskWoody Lounger

        For those who wish to find out more, including a link to Muse Group home page, Martin Brinkmann has an article on Ghacks.

        Group A (but Telemetry disabled Tasks and Registry)
        Win 7 64 Pro desktop
        Win 10 64 Home portable

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      • #2363378
        AskWoody MVP

        and as expected the introduction of an old friend/foe going forward…sigh
        audacity introducing something
        I’m keeping the older/existing ones in the data chest 😉

        W10, the itch you simply cannot scratch!
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        AskWoody Plus

        Ghacks : Audacity is introducing Telemetry, but in a good way

        Imagine the following scenario: the ownership of a popular program changes and one of the first new things that will get added is Telemetry. Most users would probably assume the worst, that Telemetry is added for marketing purposes or worse.

        In the case of Audacity, that is not the case. There are two main ways that developers introduce Telemetry into an application: the first makes it opt-out, so that all users of the application who upgrade to the new version or install it will have data collected and transferred to the developer. The second way makes the data collecting opt-in, which means that users will have to enable Telemetry willingly before data is collected and transferred…

        Audacity plans to use two providers, Google and Yandex initially..

        Now you know why MuseGroup bought Audacity.

        Discussion on Github

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      • #2365104
        AskWoody MVP

        Good news folks, Audacity/ Muse Group have now done a U-Turn with regards to opt-in Telemetry using Google and Yandex as 3rd party hosts 🙂

        We are dropping the telemetry features proposed in PR #835
        Regarding features that require networking, we would like to include error reporting and the ability for Audacity to check for updates (details below)
        We will self-host all collected data from error reporting and checks for updates, removing any need for Google or Yandex analytics.

        Referenced from Audacity Github Announcement

        although my existing firewall rulesets still remain in place 😉

        W10, the itch you simply cannot scratch!
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