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Origin.

Not cool.
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What? Do you disagree that this is a choice that you're not forced to make?
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What? Do you disagree that this is a choice that you're not forced to make?
You ARE forced to use Origin if you want to play BF3. That's the ENTIRE problem here......
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But you don't have to play BF3.
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But you don't have to play BF3.
My copy's just sitting in storage, not being installed until this is sorted out. ;3
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hopefully this will cause a big enough storm that EA will change things to make customers happy.

if anything maybe the the potential for profit loss will get EA's attention.
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I understand that the principle here is completely wrong. And I agree entirely.

But I highly doubt that Origin is submitting data to EA about that tax program's data for example. Even if it was, the hell is EA going to do with it?

I would be outraged too, don't get me wrong. I hate Origin as it is.
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I don't like the fact that Origin scans my program files and sends some data to EA's own Amazon services for advertising (what company doesn't do that?), and I would of course like that they'd stop this.

However I find it strange that because of this people are screaming that Origin will scan every piece of data you have on your computer, steal all your personal info down to your tax documents and then do something evil with it. And then when someone says that it doesn't people disregard the poster entirely and demand proof. Didn't know that people here and Americans especially would go "Guilty until proven innocent" on Origin.

People don't seem to have a problem with Google or Facebook mining your data even if you haven't signed up for these services. For example Facebook forms a profile of your browsing history when you connect to sites that have like buttons or any Facebook elements (the percentage of such sites is actually quite big atm...) and people don't seem to have such a big issue with it.

In the end it all comes what it all comes down to is do you value playing BF3 with your friends and having fun more than staying safe from Origin scanning your program files. Choice is yours, please make it.

One more thing. I find it extremely ignorant and childish that some people are calling the guys not in arms about origin ignorant and childish. Only the grown up adults care about privacy right?
 
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Next thing Origin will be downloading all your bookmarks & contacts; then selling the information along with your name, address, age, ip addresses & anything else.

Hey, they gotta make money somehow right?
    
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