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Originally Posted by james_ant;15501842 
It should not be legal for a company to force you to accept a TOS that lets them scan your system and other files. I can understand if they want to analyze my DXdiag file or want to see what my specs are but intruding on my files like they did with the tax program is crossing the line.

Well if what has been reported by these German sites is correct, it may violate US privacy laws. Just because something is in a contract, doesnt mean its legally enforceable or valid.
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Originally Posted by Artikbot;15501844 
Jesus Christ.

The game in itself isn't bad. Origin is.

Bingo. I'm glad someone pointed this out before I did. DICE made a great Game. The problem here is EA and their Origin software's "spyware".
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post #13 of 411
Germany over reacts to privacy like no other country. I call it Blurmany from the whole google street view fiasco.
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I hope EA changes this, it's pretty much killing the game...
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Good. I hope EA remove that spyware crap, I want my privacy.
    
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YES POWER TO THE PEOPLE. Wish US did this. I don't think I'll buy BF3 now till origin fixes whatever garbage it's up to (just to protest), but I never check my finances or keep important documents on my gaming pc so meh.
     
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Could we please watch the language in this thread? Also, this IS news for those questioning it. Now get back on topic.
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Originally Posted by Antiwelfare;15501825 
After scanning through most of the article and what was posted on the main page, I still fail at understanding what is going on. Can someone please break it down for me?

People in Germany are mad about the Terms of Service of Origin EA is forcing on them with Battlefield 3. EA enables themselves to gather like all the information on the computer and process the data, possibly leading to massive privacy violation. I don't think I have to mention that it's not conform with the law. And German citizens are very serious about their privacy as you may know. That is whats going on in a very shortened form.
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post #19 of 411
I like how the first image is of some tool burning his copy of BF3.

I hate EA, i hate Origin, and BF3 was overhyped. but jesus, if you want to make a point, don't buy the game and THEN burn it -- thats just retarded. By buying it you've given them what they want, you may as well burn money instead, because thats what you're doing.

While they're at their "protesting" i suggest they also complain about the stupid need to have to use both Origin and a web browser to launch this damn game, which possibly relates with the intrusive Terms and Conditions in some way.

I always felt there was something suspicious about this silliness. Another red card was how allot of antiviruses were reporting Origin as malicious.
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Originally Posted by canoners;15501960 
I hope EA changes this, it's pretty much killing the game...

I think alot of us knew Origin/EA would do this. It's what they do best.
Edited by Thingamajig - 10/29/11 at 3:54pm
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This is why I am holding out on buying BF3. Until they iron out this origin crap I will not buy the game.
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