for context (very long read but also a lot of good points) https://github.com/audacity/audacity/pull/835
Also, why should this data go to Google? The #1/#2 *advertising* company?
It is sent via the internet, so they get the IP and if anyone has signed into Google from that ip then they can link that data directly to an individual and it's just asking for data leaks.
The PR writer's response completely sidesteps the Google issue, which isn't good, and honestly their basically non-response to the literal thousands of people raising issue is worrisome for the future of a long-lasting project I use
one last thing for real this time lol
(I have feelings)
People saying that the proposed tracking is not any more than what proprietary stuff or web stuff tracks is true, but also,
why *should* literally every piece of software and website track its users?
why should audacity add to this landscape when it has gone 20 years without?
why risk people forking it just for some data to be sent to Google and used for adverts by them with minimal advantage to audacity?
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