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Its hilarious and embarrassing how easily seemingly intelligent people will jump on to bandwagons if it pushes the right buttons. How many of you have actually seen first hand what Origin does? Its very simple to do and if you understand what you are looking at you will see it doesn't do anything different to what most other installed applications do. Don't let your ignorance make a fool of you by believing sensationalist rubbish on the internet, go and check for yourself its not hard. Also to the person who believes that Facebook and Google collect less information well you need a big reality check.
Edited by fashric - 10/31/11 at 2:26am
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Originally Posted by evilDSM View Post
Forgive me, i only read a few replies but this looks more like it's just some anti-cheat measure. As far as i can tell its only scanning for malicious files and its not sending any data back. For those that use AV's are sure after you scan your pc and update with a new virus list that it does not send any data back.
why was it scanning people's financials?
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Edit: Misunderstood quote.
    
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that's exactly why i didn't buy the game, origin spyware and battlelog
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Lets keep away from political references please.
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This is an interesting issue. Whilst I agree that the way Origin is handling our data is inethical, I dont see why this is causing such alarm. It is merely a reflection of society today and to suddenly jump on this debate with personal vendatta seems a waste of energy.

Anyone whose read the works of George Orwell will see that all the things he speaks about (surveillance, control etc) are common place today and instead of isolating the debate to the issue of Origin should put it into perspective.

I 100% agree with the guys in Germany and at OCN who are resisting in whatever way they can .....but come on guys you need to pick your battles and look at the bigger picture.

And to the guys who are "waiting" to see how this situation develops....what are you waiting for? Dont waste your time here, start your own campaign against it.
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This is bogus. Resource monitor in Windows Task manager is enough to show whats running. Origin is safe. Germans are making a scene about it.
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I wonder/hope if EA will come out with a statement regarding this.
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Originally Posted by meetajhu View Post
This is bogus. Resource monitor in Windows Task manager is enough to show whats running. Origin is safe. Germans are making a scene about it.
I think you missed the point which many are getting at. Its not only data "saftey" its a matter of principle.
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Time to download peer blocker again.
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