20 days ago, FOSS Post was one of the first media outlets to publish about the new privacy policy for Audacity; a popular open source audio editor. In the old
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For me this is too little too late. Muse group have show their colours and I no longer want to use any of their products

Also, this feels too much like crocodile tears. As in they’re only apologizing as damage control because people were choosing to fork the project or not use it entirely, not because they actually feel bad.

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Yeah and that is why I can no longer trust them

I feel you, but Audacity is still the top free audio editor. Perhaps a fork is in order?

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Hopefully development will settle on one soon.

We (as in the FLOSS community) did this with LibreOffice and MariaDB, we can do it again!

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Or two!

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Tenacity is a cool Audacity fork

I heard manly of Audacium, but way too much forks run wild RW. Don’t know how many of them will be updated with time

Hey Muse Group,

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Love this.

After I read the deportation threats I was speechless. Did not think it could get any worse than their previous 2-3 stumbles.

It’s audio editing software for god sakes…

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Couldn’t agree more. They’ve shown their true colours more than once now - but the deportation thing was deplorable - and I will be switching to a fork very soon.

But, my personal switching from Audacity to something else is only meaningful to me. I think Muse Group should be shunned to the point where they can only support Ultimate Guitar.

This tells you what a pile of steaming shit corporations really are when they get so much power over individuals and individuals lack protection against this stuff.

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"they have been threatening an anti-CCP Chinese software developer over his life with threats such as “deporting you to China”

This is ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous.

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It’s too late for that.

So moving on from the threat of deportation to China we now have

We have taken steps to ensure that we never store a full IP address (we now truncate it before hashing or discard it entirely)

That’s an inclusive or. When is it discarded? How can they say ‘never’ if they are ordered to store the full IP address? Deep packet inspection one step before their ‘steps’ would remove any protection they pretend they can give.

Even so, onwards:

Hashing an IP4 address is ridiculous, they are still widely used, they know the hashing algorithm and they know all the possible addresses.

How long would it take anyone to run all 4 byte combinations to make a rainbow table?

How far do they truncate it? How can a /24 or /16 be considered anonymous, there aren’t that many audacity users?

Not only all that, everybody knows the hashing algorithm as it’s open source. (Maybe they won’t open source the ‘telemetry’ server code, on further thought).

Nobody is this stupid, this is them trolling the public at this point.

Haven’t tried it myself, but audiomass.co looks good.

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