Wacom drawing tablets are spying on every app you open, and sending the data back to Wacom


@D3ant Technically it's the closed source drivers that do it. The Linux driver is fine. The tablet hardware itself is not doing any spying.
(but i'd still reconsider buying a Wacom product again, ever since they pulled this trick)

· · brutaldon · 2 · 0 · 6

@D3ant (don't quote me on this though, maybe their very new very smart hardware will send your nudes to the NSA, even if you don't have nudes. but i'm fairly certain my old Intuos won't spy.)

@wzqtparor @grainloom I think it too ; I think that this only applies to the closed Wacom driver

@grainloom @D3ant Yeah, it's part of the Windows drivers that Wacom packages. It's not like the tablets themselves are siphoning your data, scanning for open wi-fi connections and pushing the data out.

In general Wacom tablets/interfaces work with under Linux: https://github.com/linuxwacom
Sign in to participate in the conversation

cybrespace: the social hub of the information superhighway jack in to the mastodon fediverse today and surf the dataflow through our cybrepunk, slightly glitchy web portal support us on patreon or liberapay!