What’s up with Auadacity’s new privacy policy?

If you record music or podcasts on your computer, you might be familiar with Audacity. It’s a free, open-source, and cross-platform app that helps you record and edit audio over multiple tracks.

The software’s new privacy policy — after the Muse group acquired it in April — came into effect on July 2. The change notes that Audacity will collect more data from you, including operating system version, processor, country based on IP address, crash reports, and non-fatal error codes and messages.

The company is collecting all this information under the guise of “data necessary for law enforcement, litigation and authorities’ requests (if any).”