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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?
Yes, ignorance IS bliss but unfortunately the ignorant party is you.

People aren't upset about hardware info, they're upset about personal info.
    
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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?
Just wanna add that medical and financial data is tightly regulated and PROTECTED. If they went after any of that, and who knows what they could go after, but if they did we're talking serious issues.
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Just wanna add that medical and financial data is tightly regulated and PROTECTED. If they went after any of that, and who knows what they could go after, but if they did we're talking serious issues.
I'm not saying that's what Origin is doing, he was saying he has absolutely nothing to hide, which just isn't true.
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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.
Kind of a bad argument. Origin is not charging you for anything. You are mixing the game Battlefield 3 (or any game for that matter) with the service Origin. You pay for the GAME not, the DD platform.

With origin you are not paying anything for the friend lists, chat function, downloading games, community stuff etc. That's the service Origin provides and it doesn't cost anything. The bad thing? Yes they scan some program files and send some marketing info to their own Amazon departments etc.

Wait a sec, that sounds exactly like Facebook or Google.
 
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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.
Except all the money of it comes as a code that once used is valueless.
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Kind of a bad argument. Origin is not charging you for anything. You are mixing the game Battlefield 3 (or any game for that matter) with the service Origin. You pay for the GAME not, the DD platform.
Sorry but if the DD platform is 100% required to play the game, then it becomes part of the game.

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With origin you are not paying anything for the friend lists, chat function, downloading games, community stuff etc. That's the service Origin provides and it doesn't cost anything. The bad thing? Yes they scan some program files and send some marketing info to their own Amazon departments etc.

Wait a sec, that sounds exactly like Facebook or Google.
Similar to the above. If Origin is REQUIRED to play the game i paid for, then the purchase of the game also includes Origin. So yes, I have already paid for Origin. The cost of Origin is already in the cost of the game. You might have had a case if Origin wasn't required to play the game and was a separate service.

Facebook or Google doesn't charge me $60 for their service.
    
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Sorry but if the DD platform is 100% required to play the game, then it becomes part of the game.

Similar to the above. If Origin is REQUIRED to play the game i paid for, then the purchase of the game also includes Origin. So yes, I have already paid for Origin. The cost of Origin is already in the cost of the game. You might have had a case if Origin wasn't required to play the game and was a separate service.

Facebook or Google doesn't charge me $60 for their service.
Yes that's partly correct but having the client included with the game does not mean that you paid 60$ for it. Regardless you can use Origin for free, and atm BF3 is the only game that forces you to use it.

And again I'd argue that forcing you to use it is kind of similar to FB or Google. Both are so huge that you will be profiled and monitored even if you don't use their services. Facebook for example keeps track of your doings in the sites that have any FB elements, like the like-button. At least with origin you get to accept the EULA before they start getting marketing info out of you.
 
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Does Origin only scan the HDD that it's installed in or all HDD in your PC?
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they can use it to sell your personal data like your cellphone/facebook does....that's a cause for concern. why does origin need to know anything about my computer that isn't hardware related?
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Origin is clearly a plot by Hitler to take over the world...

Once again, I reiterate, if you don't like it don't use it. It's just a game. Since you accept the EULA, they can do whatever is said in it. If they did it without your permission, THEN it would be illegal. They're doing what they're doing because you said they could.
Not true. It is not a law. It has been shot down in court many many times.
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