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[The Escapist/EUROGAMER] EA Germany: "Origin Is Not Spyware"

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EA Germany has denied claims made by German gamers and journalists that its Origin service is invading their privacy.

Germany's privacy laws are amongst the toughest in the Western world. It should come as no surprise that EA's Origin service - which is mandatory for gamers wishing to play Battlefield 3 on PC, and has been criticized for invasion of privacy before - has come under fire in the country known for challenging Google streetview and banning the Facebook "Like" button. German gamers are taking the situation pretty seriously.
1st Source: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news...Is-Not-Spyware

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EA has refuted claims from German gamers that download service Origin - required to play Battlefield 3 on PC - spies on users' computer activity and could potentially break the country's privacy laws.
German Origin users reacted in anger after images surfaced online appearing to show the service accessing external programs and data synced from mobile phones.
2nd Source: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...efield-3-users
Edited by djriful - 11/1/11 at 4:48pm
 
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Typical of EA.. How else would they respond? They can't admit that it is.. or people would hate Origin more..
    
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post #3 of 98
...OR, they're telling the truth.
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It's the same damn thing cookies do. Quit crying.
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I wonder how far this will go...
 
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they should just sue EA and Orgin....videogame companys have been getting away with too much lately...sue them till they are bankrupt...they again lied said bf3 wouldnt be a console port when it is...
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they should just sue EA and Orgin....videogame companys have been getting away with too much lately...sue them till they are bankrupt...they again lied said bf3 wouldnt be a console port when it is...
BF3 isnt a console port.. the main focus of the development just changed half way.
They still made it mainly for PC, but towards the end they switched focus to console to get it ready in time for all platforms.
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BF3 isnt a console port.. the main focus of the development just changed half way.
They still made it mainly for PC, but towards the end they switched focus to console to get it ready in time for all platforms.
that means its still a half port...or they are probably completely lying about it and its main focus was probably on consoles from the start...
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inb4 pantomime inspired discussion ensues.

-OOOooooooh no it isn't!

-OOoh yes it is!


I'd rather this just be settled by people who know what they are talking about when it comes to the relevant topics.

Reading comments based off of 20th hand hearsay info like "here's a picture of Origin going through some guys taxes!!" is getting boring now.
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they should just sue EA and Orgin....videogame companys have been getting away with too much lately...sue them till they are bankrupt...they again lied said bf3 wouldnt be a console port when it is...
That is the issue I have with all of these claims. If it was true a class action lawsuit would have already been filed.
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