I imagine there was a lot of time and/or money put into this, and some might not want such a project made open source for obvious reasons.
I myself don't care for software which raises the permission requirements when running, but generally, due to the locking down of operating systems these days, most programs which access other services tend to require UAC elevation.
I didn't subscribe to the sending of data, nor did I subscribe to the 3rd party tool that was on the other version previously. That's fine. I have no need to see their code though. That's their private project imo. If I choose to install it, I do so as it comes.
I advise anyone else who cares about the safety of their PC and values open and honest software to consider doing the same.
Assuming there would be any shred of evidence beyond baseless suspicion, what motive would TBB have for such coding practices? They don't sell anything directly, and you are protected in several ways:
(See sections 4 and 11)
As for advising anyone to not use 'x' software, what grounds have you for suspecting it to be either:
They might want a little intellectual privacy too. No one is forced to participate, and anyone can uninstall the product at any time. What exactly do you suspect the program of doing that makes you try to advise others to not use it?
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