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Old 09-03-2012, 01:00 PM   #1
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Question is origin safe now?

As i am sure you all know when origin launched it was highly Controversial due to it effectively spying on your computer, EA claim they made some adjustments, but i still dont trust it, but i would like to buy BF3 or ME3 sometime, does anyone who uses origin know if those privacy issues have been sorted out now?
any info is useful thankyou. Especially since most of the stuff on google is from last year.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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Compare the old terms to the new terms and see for yourself.
https://tos.ea.com/legalapp/WEBPRIVACY/US/en/PC/

EDIT: Is that link only for the webpage or Origin client? I don't know..
Download Origin client, read the tos on install phase, decline and unistall if you don't agree with it.

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Old 09-03-2012, 01:20 PM   #3
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maybe you should ask this on ea forums?
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:09 PM   #4
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Ya, I would be afraid the FBI will be knocking down my door because EA is collecting data on me like the as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Blizzard, Valve and most everyone else is doing. You should be more afraid of Goolge and Facebook as they use the information to target you.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:14 PM   #5
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Ya, I would be afraid the FBI will be knocking down my door because EA is collecting data on me like the as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Blizzard, Valve and most everyone else is doing. You should be more afraid of Goolge and Facebook as they use the information to target you.
Offtopic but I always wonder why people are so concerned about privacy on Facebook while at the same time they themself post their life to whole world to see.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:16 PM   #6
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As i am sure you all know when origin launched it was highly Controversial due to it effectively spying on your computer, EA claim they made some adjustments, but i still dont trust it, but i would like to buy BF3 or ME3 sometime, does anyone who uses origin know if those privacy issues have been sorted out now?
any info is useful thankyou. Especially since most of the stuff on google is from last year.
You can never be sure, even when you are assured about these things, they have a habit of finding out years later that there were other issues etc...
Your Best bet at the moment is to try to block sensitive areas of you PC with your antivirus or store in virtual Folders, external USB drives etc before you use origin games.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:17 PM   #7
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It was never as bad as people made it out to be in the first place. It's like the recent Steam EULA changes that caused a major uproar over nothing at all.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #8
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I don't have anything to hide, but that doesn't mean I condone people spying on me and prying into my personal business.

In response to SOPA, or ACTA or whatever they are calling it now, I say "If the government want complete access to our personal data, email accounts etc. then we should have complete access to theirs" If they don't agree, ask them what they have to hide...

On topic, Origin isn't a bad program...it's just that EA are not a company I want to financially support because their business practices are horrible.

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Old 09-03-2012, 02:45 PM   #9
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People still believe privacy is a thing?
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:45 PM   #10
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I think the tin hats are a bit tight in this thread.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:50 PM   #11
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is origin safe now?
Hell no it's not safe now! If anything it's worse!

Origin gave my cat a bowl of antifreeze and replaced my girlfriend's birth control pills with M&M's.

And I have many Origin horror stories too, such as when it tried to pawn my guitar and when it sent pictures of me with my girlfriend to my other girlfriend, plus dozens more.

Origin is evil, just pure unadulterated evil.
Be afraid, be very afraid.
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:32 PM   #12
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Oh for s sake There is nothing wrong with Origin, there is however something wrong with steam Hammer Legion Members, something VERY wrong...
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:35 PM   #13
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It's never not been 'safe'
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #14
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It violated me just this morning. Run! Run! Run away!
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:45 PM   #15
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It was never as bad as people made it out to be in the first place. It's like the recent Steam EULA changes that caused a major uproar over nothing at all.
A little bit here and a little bit there, bit's and pieces from Facebook, twitter, Steam, origin,...it all adds up, information is $$$
Sooner it's clamped down on, the better for all of us,

EDIT: REF: Big Brother, O. Wells, H.G. Wells etc...

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