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Personal logo richarDISNEY of the RDGC Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2011 11:49 a.m. PST

Today in "Things missed when you don't read the EULA", Installing EA's Origin service gives them permission to scan your hard drive for ANY content or installed peripherals for advertising purposes and to sell to 3rd parties.

Under the title of "Consent to Collection and Use of Data", the clause states that by installing Origin you are giving EA permission to "collect, use, store and transmit technical and related information that identifies your computer, operating system, Application usage (including but not limited to successful installation and/or removal), software, software usage and peripheral hardware."

I am going to skip EA games if I need to install this.
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Personal logo Streitax Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2011 12:16 p.m. PST

Is Humancentipad the next big thing?

napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Aug 2011 1:10 p.m. PST

I just wouldn't put that on any machine that has anything at all saved to it other then games. They can't scan what was never there.

Space Monkey25 Aug 2011 2:53 p.m. PST

Ick!
EA has a bad enough rep already.

Jovian125 Aug 2011 8:20 p.m. PST

EA and their policy sucks. I don't use any of their products because of these types of things.

The G Dog Fezian26 Aug 2011 6:16 a.m. PST

Ha! I only use an XBOX, so they'll get nothing of value from me!

Personal logo richarDISNEY of the RDGC Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2011 6:57 a.m. PST

I was talking to a lawyer buddy of mine, and his interpretation is that if your PS3/XBox is hooked to a wireless router, and your computer is also associated with that same wireless router, then your PC could be considered as "peripheral hardware" and is accessible to EA, even though you do not have the game installed there.

Spooky.
beer

BundyTime Inactive Member26 Aug 2011 9:51 a.m. PST

I was talking to a lawyer buddy of mine, and his interpretation is that if your PS3/XBox is hooked to a wireless router, and your computer is also associated with that same wireless router, then your PC could be considered as "peripheral hardware" and is accessible to EA, even though you do not have the game installed there.

Then it's war then.

Seriously, they had better rethink the wording on that to encapsualte only EA products.

Unfortunately I had a former EASports ID 'grandfathered' over to an Origin account. I thought I was pretty ok since I only have EA games for the X360. Now I will have to rethink my next sports franchise purchase. Bleeped text them!

The G Dog Fezian26 Aug 2011 2:07 p.m. PST

Well that's uncool Richard.

No Battlefield 3 for me then. Guess I'll stick to Call of Duty.

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