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This is why you only run Origin when you want to play a game on it.
    
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post #262 of 411
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I can read German and a lot of the comments/ratings that I have read have little or nothing to do with data collection

Might help people understand a little more about the percentages given for 1 star ratings.

Just thought you should all know
The game's amazon rating is affected the same way everywhere else. lots of people who don't like ea/origin and don't actually own the game

also, I was hoping you couldn't read german so I could help but nevermind

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post #263 of 411
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Why would they want to get such data about us? Leave us alone with our games!
Most likely because they want to understand their target market. Mind you, I would have rather a nice and simple survey instead of stealth scans, but I guess this gets them what they want in the end
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This is why you only run Origin when you want to play a game on it.
You understood it all
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The game's amazon rating is affected the same way everywhere else. lots of people who don't like ea/origin and don't actually own the game

also, I was hoping you couldn't read german so I could help but nevermind

/dreamscrushed
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I just posted the link since there was a screen shot in the OP post, wanted to help people have access to the source.
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I hear Sandboxie will fix this problem of Origin scanning all your files but my question is will it decrease performance if you use Sandboxie?
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I just posted the link since there was a screen shot in the OP post, wanted to help people have access to the source.
No worries

Nothing wrong with that, I was just wondering if you knew what was going on inside that webpage lol
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post #267 of 411
The biggest problem here is not the game its Origin, I my self am not gonna buy this game as long has I have to use origin to play it, and trust me I want to PLAY IT, looks amazing, but Origin is a no go for me.
And I'm pretty sure that forcing the customer to use Origin to play the game and to invade the customer privacy like that is illegal in many countries, Microsoft got into a an Anti-Trust law suit because something similar with the IE web browser:
http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...-ms-again.html
EA has gone to far this time, if Germany gets this thing rolling for real it might engulf entire Europe on this, and then EA will have a huge problem on their hands, what baffles me is the fact that the US government and the US players haven't start a real fire against EA about this privacy invasion.
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post #268 of 411
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This is why you only run Origin when you want to play a game on it.
Unfortunately, this isnt the answer as origin could perform this scan at any time and pass on the data.

I sent a request to EA for details on the scope of their scanning routines, I'll post any replies in this thread. I'm also going to send a request to see exactly what data they are storing, apparently they are legally obliged to respond.

Glad this thread has been re-opened.
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It doesn't bother me because I have nothing sensitive on my desktop...however, I do see why people are fired up over this. Since I'm too lazy to scan through 27 pgs of comments, can some tell me what files are being scanned? Also, are these scans being acted on in any way?

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EA has gone to far this time, if Germany gets this thing rolling for real it might engulf entire Europe on this, and then EA will have a huge problem on their hands, what baffles me is the fact that the US government and the US players haven't start a real fire against EA about this privacy invasion.
Because it would be a case of the pot calling the kettle black
    
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It doesn't bother me because I have nothing sensitive on my desktop...however, I do see why people are fired up over this. Since I'm too lazy to scan through 27 pgs of comments, can some tell me what files are being scanned? Also, are these scans being acted on in any way?
Everything is being scanned, from your homemade porn () to your taxes... bottom line everything.
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