Origin's BF3 is spying on you and your PC files!!

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realneil Angry [:@] Posted: Sun, Oct 30 2011 12:33 PM

This is outrageous at best. When you install your BF3 game and accept the EULA, you're signing your right to privacy away.

Origin, a service that is required to play the game, is taking that EULA and scanning your PC's files,.....ALL of your PC's files!

They give themselves the right to share this DATA with unspecified other parties too.

WTF Origin?

http://www.gamepur.com/news/5901-need-origin-battlefield-3-fans-uproar.html


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQfW5PGuINs&feature=related

(In the video, you can see a user's tax files being scanned by the game)

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AKwyn replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 6:15 PM

I never knew EA still had some craftiness in them when it comes to their business practices... Hopefully the mass media attention this gets will force EA to rethink this and revise the ToS. I mean I don't want to go onto Origin and have to worry about them getting my information and selling them to a corporate entity; I'd be surprised to see if it was on their ToS when Origin first started.

 

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Manduh replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 9:19 PM

Wow that's awful!! Is this for all Origin games now?

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That really really stinks.  Why isnt this getting more media attention?   

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AKwyn replied on Thu, Nov 3 2011 3:46 AM

Don't know. Maybe because the media is burned out from that controversy involving downloadable content for Battlefield 3. (That was the really hot topic on reddit a while back.)

 

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this does not surprise me from EA at all. 

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that really stinks.are they paranoid that their customers might be playing call of duty as well.

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