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Originally Posted by ZainyAntics View Post
I never understood why people give a damn about them scanning stuff... some people are just so anal about things, I have nothing to hide on my PC so why should I care.
Maybe you don't and you shouldn't. But does that mean no one should care? No.

Maybe I should care and "be anal" if, for example:
- I have some legal/medical/financial/work/whatever documents and "personal photos" as things I <DO_NOT _WANT.jpg> to share with some random EA employee.

- I also use the computer for work and it has legal/medical/financial/work/whatever documents of SOMEONE ELSE. Documents that maybe even I shouldn't have access to, if it wasn't for the circumstances. Makes the situation even worse.


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Originally Posted by Emmanuel View Post
And I find it funny that people like you allow their freedoms to be chipped away because they have nothing to hide... Just like at the airports, "grope my privates, I have nothing to hide"...
Also this.
Edited by Pegar - 10/29/11 at 4:49pm
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Originally Posted by MAD_J View Post
Germany over reacts to privacy like no other country. I call it Blurmany from the whole google street view fiasco.
No, they don't. Pirate a song= 50$ Fine. Pirate a song in US= Jail + 1,000$ Fine.
Ignorance these days.
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No, they don't. Pirate a song= 50$ Fine. Pirate a song in US= Jail + 1,000$ Fine.
Ignorance these days.
What he said is mostly true. Just look at the iPhone tracking scandal. DMCA violations have very little to do with privacy, and a lot more to do with intellectual property.
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Originally Posted by XAslanX View Post
This is why I am holding out on buying BF3. Until they iron out this origin crap I will not buy the game.
^this.

I don't see them fired up about steam in the same way.

Kudos to DICE for making a sweet game.
Middle finger to EA for ruining it with their spyware.
Seriously... scanning your tax documents- that's low, EA... real low.

Glad i held off i pre-ordering. Will wait- Game's not going anywhere.
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Originally Posted by TheOrigin View Post
There are actually some vids of this:
There you can see the user starts the installation routine of Origin, canceling it before accepting the EULA. But Origin already scanned different directories - AND the STEAM directory too - remember - before accepting the EULA/ToS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDUgIibWwGg
^ This is messed up. It is lol.

EDIT: Sorry for double post- merge posts please o_o
post #76 of 411
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Originally Posted by ZainyAntics View Post
I never understood why people give a damn about them scanning stuff... some people are just so anal about things, I have nothing to hide on my PC so why should I care.
You don't shop online at all? No personally identifiable information on your computer at all? I find that hard to believe.
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"The Devil is in the contract details"
The first is a article of the German gaming magazine GameStar on their website. They hired a professional lawyer to analyze the ToS of EAs Origin and the result was devastating.
EA enables themselves to gather like all the information on the computer and process the data, possibly leading to massive privacy violation.

German Source // Translated Source

"Origin analyzed my tax program!"
On the Amazon forums the Origin program caused a massive outcry. People used Process Monitor to scan Origins behaviour and posted pictures of the program accessing files of their tax management program (Picture/Video) and their cell phone manager (Picture).
This brings to mind a similar issue. The person installing the software may only be the son/daughter and so they may only be a secondary user of the PC in a house. The actual owner may not agreed to the EULA terms and may have a case against EA for invasion of privacy.
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OMG!!!!!!!!!! I just thought of something, what if they get so pissed they stop all German chocolate exports to the US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EA better fix this and fix it quick!!!!!!!!!!! >.> <.< >.>

*note for those of you who have never had German chocolate, I feel sorry for you and your empty lives*
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I never understood why people give a damn about them scanning stuff... some people are just so anal about things, I have nothing to hide on my PC so why should I care.
I would've thought that this lame argument has received so many explanations over the years that everyone would know by now how stupid it is.
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Steam does the same thing. It tells Valve all of the programs you have installed on your computer. The last time I did a system survey I noticed it, and I still sent the survey anyway because I really don't mind telling them.

Maybe this is a big deal to some other people (as mentioned in the article or earlier in the thread, someone who has tax information) but I could care less if they scan my computer. My computer is only used for games and school work. I could care less if they know what games I play, what the topic of my COM-101 essay is, (or what kind of pr0n I watch).
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