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post #21 of 35
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post #22 of 35
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Originally Posted by Faster_is_better View Post
Its all about CYA with legalities. They might not need extra access to anything, but they leave themselves a door in case they ever do. EULA is made to protect the company, not the individual using the product.



Also in keeping their money, so they make a very open EULA that gives them room to work, without being sued all the time over specifics.

It's hard to pay attention to these things, most people don't even look at TOS or agreements when installing software, and you have to with near anything. What about google's policies? anyone wanna wade through their contracts and see what they can potentially collect from you?
That works fine, if other companies had similar policies. In this case they don't require as much access or freedom to use your info.

You have to ask why Origin needs to be so diff from Steam, impulse, etc.

Think of it this way. Most websites only require you to have a legitimate e-mail to gain access to their forums. A new website pops up and require a legitimate e-mail AND physical address to have access to their forums.

Some ppl may not care, but to others, it's a huge glaring difference that makes them ask, are they up to something? why do they want so much more than all their peers?
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post #23 of 35
Origin in general is just a poorly coded piece of garbage...the fact its EA's program only helps me hate it
    
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post #24 of 35
The real issue is that it scans without asking you first. Steam or any of the others always ask if they can scan your files or computer and upload the results. Origin just does it. (I know it's in the ToS)
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post #25 of 35
Implying I keep my important data on simple hard drives? I use Gmail to keep any important documents, they have better backups on my email then I can afford for my <1mb of resume.doc I have like 10gb of storage on Gmail and don't ever plan on filling it up with "important files" They can scan my hard drives, I don't care... silly people downloading their porn instead of streaming it.

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post #26 of 35
I'm not so much concerned about the fact that it scans, but I'm just irritated that I have to install another program to run a game. I mean, I have to do it for Steam already, but now I have two. But even then, I don't mind Origin all that much apart from the startup time. It looks a hell of a lot nicer than Steam.
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post #27 of 35
"Privacy" is slowly becoming eradicated. Look at Facebook, they know alot of people are on Facebook and what other way to get useful information than facebook and the much anticipated BF3.
Can you say prison planet?

New laws are being passed everyday that revoke our freedom and privacy. Why the hell does origin have to search the PC ?
Cant we just play a game without a TOS allowing a program to invade our very "PERSONAL" computers?
Edited by Denim-187 - 11/1/11 at 5:45pm
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post #28 of 35
As much as I dislike Origin, I don't think EA is going to be stupid enough to void 100% of it's customers trust by sniffing through tax docs or other private things opening up hundreds if not thousands of private and large lawsuits.

Most games add a configuration folder to c:/users/you/mydocuments. If Origin is trying to register EA or other Origin games, it's going to prod and poke there first. Consequently, BF2 and BC2 lies in the documents folder also and I have a BC2 veteran carving on my BF3 dog tag. Other people have other games embossed onto theirs. Origin most likely found those directories and added it to the profile.

I do agree though. Their EULA is all engulfing to protect EA itself and the Origin software is a POS. But I just can't see EA self destructing with a public snoop fest.
post #29 of 35
I'm sure OP clearly knows more about the TOS than the lawyer hired to analyze the entire document....

There is a reason why people are upset about the program and the EULA. It's not these people that are "afraid" of all the "sensitive material" on their PC's. It's a company that is overstepping its boundaries in a highly questionable manner, and tries to cover it up rather than apologize for it. Red flag red flag red flag.
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post #30 of 35
90% of all Origin haters are just Steam fanboys. Simple as that, no matter what "proof" there is, Origin will always be terrible and evil.
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