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post #11 of 38
How about they steam does this exact same thing?

Plus, Origin changed it's EULA to exclude the part where they can use the data they collect for anything; from marketing to seeing everything on your computer.
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post #12 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by CovertCover;15280897 
How about they steam does this exact same thing?

Plus, Origin changed it's EULA to exclude the part where they can use the data they collect for anything; from marketing to seeing everything on your computer.

Are you trolling or something? Every time this subject comes up someone says that. Steam gathers information, but you have to OPT IN every time. They pick a random sample of people for their survey. If you click "yes I would like to be part of the survey" then your info is sent. If you would rather not have your info sent then you just cancel. You are not forced into sending your info, it is completely optional. You can use Steam for as long as you want, and never ever have to send them any information.
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post #13 of 38
It probably will collect your info on what you like to visit and what your interests are - so in a marketing sense it will be useful. Its not gonnasteal your steam password...OR IS IT

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Originally Posted by Lune;15280367 
I have nothing to hide. The question is... DO YOU? smile.gif

Can you stop posting now, k... thanks.
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post #15 of 38
If you had of read the Terms of conditions that were updated with origin, you would have seen where EA stated that they would only collect data about installed games, and would not share it for marketing purposes, and would only contact somebody about the installed products they have if they breech a legal agreement with EA. For instance, you download a pirated EA game, they will find out, and could very well get into contact with you about it.
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post #16 of 38
Try this simple fix if you are worried so much about Origin:
Don't use it.
post #17 of 38
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Originally Posted by EVILNOK;15286583 
Try this simple fix if you are worried so much about Origin:
Don't use it.

your advice is less than helpful. Unregister from the forum now. please.
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post #18 of 38
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Originally Posted by rocklobsta1109;15286603 
your advice is less than helpful. Unregister from the forum now. please.

Its actually quite helpful. Its already been stated about EA's EULA changes and what is collected. If after knowing that you are still worried my advice is the only option left.
post #19 of 38
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Originally Posted by SheepMoose;15286476 
If you had of read the Terms of conditions that were updated with origin, you would have seen where EA stated that they would only collect data about installed games, and would not share it for marketing purposes, and would only contact somebody about the installed products they have if they breech a legal agreement with EA. For instance, you download a pirated EA game, they will find out, and could very well get into contact with you about it.

No they said they wouldn't share "personally identifiable information" with anyone. Meaning they will share the information they gather, just not information that they deem to be "personally identifiable information". Part of the information they gather is your IP Address. It could be seen that an IP Address doesn't "personally identify" anyone. But when this information is combined with other sources, you can find a lot of someone's "personally identifiable information".

I don't trust EA, or any other corporation for that matter, with my information. It is absolutely none of their business.
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Originally Posted by EVILNOK;15286631 
Its actually quite helpful. Its already been stated about EA's EULA changes and what is collected. If after knowing that you are still worried my advice is the only option left.

No, you are obviously not being helpful. You are trying to be a smart ass, and looking rather foolish as a result. There have been some genuine solutions to block EA gathering information posted in this thread. Yet you claim your childish response is the only way. Maybe if you took the time to read the thread, you would realise this. I mean come on its only two pages.
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post #20 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by EVILNOK;15286583 
Try this simple fix if you are worried so much about Origin:
Don't use it.

Hey it's working, what do you know. I still have all of my privacy in tact.
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