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What kinds of things do you all have on your computers that you are scared of EA to find? I don't really care if they know I play WoW or watch porn tbh.
LoL i called it. I knew the fanboys would give up at some point and just redirect by saying something like, "If you don't have anything to hide they why are you worried?!" If that line of thinking doesn't fly for national security or local police it sure won't fly for a video game.

People don't have to have anything to hide to know that their privacy matters. I'm already annoyed enough about Facebook and Google trying to compile data on me and the 40 million credit offers i get every week to have another company trying to sell all the info they can about me. At least Facebook and Google have an excuse in that they exchange our info for their free service. Origin charges you full price for the game and then turns around and takes info from you that they can sell, further raising the total price of the game, IMO. You pay in cash AND privacy.

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I gave steam permission to connect to my facebook and I think its cool that they scan my hardware when they do the surveys, tbh I dont have a problem with that at all, unless they are trying to sell me crap by doing that, but I use adblock plus so I never see ads.
1. You gave Steam permission for that. Steam didn't take it upon themselves to sell your info to Facebook

2. Steam scans your hardware. Origin scans your hardDRIVE. One is helpful for gaming demographics. The other is for datamining.

So now can we agree that what Steam does and what Origin does are completely different?
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No surprise.
Whenever you see statistics similar to "x% of all Dirt 3 buyers use AMD graphics cards" where do you think the numbers come from?

Ignorance is bliss, and people are overreacting now that they are aware.

Why are you all so concerned? Is there something you're trying to hide from EA?
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This ain't legal. In the minimum it's against HIPPA to get medical records/info w/o consent and even if you had consent you cannot transfer it online without following EDI rules. Transferring this stuff to a cloud, lol yea that's legal haha. Assuming they can hit any and all info on your system, they could be privy to all sorts of protected info. Someone get us some Fed's involved.
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No surprise.
Whenever you see statistics similar to "x% of all Dirt 3 buyers use AMD graphics cards" where do you think the numbers come from?

Ignorance is bliss, and people are overreacting now that they are aware.

Why are you all so concerned? Is there something you're trying to hide from EA?
That is not the point! What happens if they start mining personal information and their servers get hacked? Hmm?
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Closer to Steam bound, if I must say so myself.
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That is not the point! What happens if they start mining personal information and their servers get hacked? Hmm?
What if one of your Facebook friend's accounts get hacked and the hacker can access a ton of information about you? What if a friend's email gets hacked? What if your phone is stolen?

There are far too many different scenarios that essentially lead to the same result as the event you mentioned. I must repeat myself again: ignorance is bliss.

Also, to answer your question, I really wouldn't care because there is nothing I am trying to hide from anyone. Some documents, programs, whatever. Not like I'm part of a top secret organization.
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SIMPLE SOLUTION:

Dont put yourself online. FOR ANYTHING.

my facebook is not my real name or any revealing photos of my face

same for almost every account i create, my origin and steam accounts arent in my name.

was a problem for my wow accounts when i got hacked and i used a fake name to get it back, but hey that's why they invented photoshop.

i actually JUST got the car put into my name lol.

Orgin is no different than those smart coupon saver keychain cards, except they monitor everything on your personal computer.

With those keychain cards, they track all of your purchases. They know when you have a baby, they know if you have a cat.
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What if one of your Facebook friend's accounts get hacked and the hacker can access a ton of information about you? What if a friend's email gets hacked? What if your phone is stolen?

There are far too many different scenarios that essentially lead to the same result as the event you mentioned. I must repeat myself again: ignorance is bliss.

Also, to answer your question, I really wouldn't care because there is nothing I am trying to hide from anyone. Some documents, programs, whatever. Not like I'm part of a top secret organization.
Origin is going way beyond what would happen if your friend's Facebook got hacked. Losing your phone...well that's your bad. Everyone knows what could happen if you lose a phone, not everyone is aware what Origin is doing.

You wouldn't care if people knew your Driver License number? Credit card numbers? Medical records? Financial history and bank accounts? Social security number?
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I think you could be a little bit paranoid?
The internet is a public forum for everyone, I choose to remain anonymous and keep my life (for the most part) private.
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I smell a lawsuit.
 
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