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Originally Posted by Foxrun;15504080 
dmmit I already bought and love the game

better stop playing it, its going to screw up your future.
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Keep fighting guys!
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post #143 of 411
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Originally Posted by gooface;15504106 
better stop playing it, its going to screw up your future.

It's amazing how little you grasp in this. Simply astonishing. wink.gif
    
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post #144 of 411
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Originally Posted by discipline;15501808 
I read about this. I wonder if steam scans all my computer data. . .

Load up process monitor and check. Download wireshark and double check on the connection.
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post #145 of 411
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide;15503994 
You're not offering me any services... Basically you have no authority.

Sure I'm not, but your main argument is fundamentally flawed. Neither is Origin offering you any fiscal services, yet the program scans people's tax programs' folders.

Are you willing to trade your money AND fiscal information for a game just because you are on the Internet ?

Is Origin offering you any services before you accept the EULA ? No, but it already scanned your folders.
 
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post #146 of 411
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Originally Posted by Artikbot;15501844 
Jesus Christ.

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

Yeah.. and Battlelog too.. -.-
   
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What I find most pathetic is that those who don't care about Origin invading this privacy are flaming those who do and calling them crazy, and Nazi's and all the rest of it. Grow up, if somebody wants to care about something let them. If you don't care about your privacy then how about you let the cops strip you and you go everywhere naked all the time, hows that? We're sure you have "nothing to hide". tongue.gif
    
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man, I don't think Germany is overreacting at all. This is upsetting. The game itself is freaking awesome. Wish I could get rid of origin and battlelog though.
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post #149 of 411
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Originally Posted by amtbr;15501907 
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.

THIS IS TRUE.

Also why EULAs mean nothing. Any company can throw together a list of ways they'd like you to use their product (even thought it's actually your product because you gave them money for it) but that doesn't make it wrong to break them. Corporations are not the government, or elected officials, or lawmakers.

I'd love to see EULAs banned by law.
post #150 of 411
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Originally Posted by tpi2007;15504148 
Sure I'm not, but your main argument is fundamentally flawed. Neither is Origin offering you any fiscal services, yet the program scans people's tax programs' folders.

Are you willing to trade your money AND fiscal information for a game just because you are on the Internet ?

Is Origin offering you any services before you accept the EULA ? No, but it already scanned your folders.
Can I just ask a question here....

If Origin is doing a software search SPECIFICALLY on your program file folders, then why is it surprising that a piece of software installed in a persons program file folders is included?

Just because they have a tax PROGRAM installed there?

Origin scans PROGRAM FILES, we knew this already.......but when Origin scanned program files........surprised all of a sudden?

Why?

If Steam does a software scan during its survey on my program files and I have tax software installed, does it mean Steam is looking for my tax info, or does it mean Steam saw my tax program folder while doing its regular/non suspicious software search in my program files?


If it was the case where this tax program was installed in "C:\SUPER PRIVATE FOLDER" and Origin was sniffing around in it, I'd be concerned, but all it did was scan through program data/files, which Origin TELLS you it does, as does Steam when it does its surveys.


I'd personally like more actual information on the process tbh.
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