Thinking of installing Origin for BF3?

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  1. prowler
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    prowler Sony

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    Origin EULAYou agree that EA may collect, use, store and transmit technical and related information that identifies your computer (including the Internet Protocol 37683v1 Address), operating system, Application usage (including but not limited to successful installation and/or removal), software, software usage and peripheral hardware, that may be gathered periodically to facilitate the provision of software updates, dynamically served content, product support and other services to you, including online services. EA may also use this information combined with personal information for marketing purposes and to improve our products and services. We may also share that data with our third party service providers in a form that does not personally identify you. IF YOU DO NOT WANT EA TO COLLECT, USE, STORE, TRANSMIT OR DISPLAY THE DATA DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION, PLEASE DO NOT INSTALL OR USE THE APPLICATION.[/p]Source
    Also Steams EULA if you want to pull this card
    Another reason why Steam > Origin.
     
  2. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

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    I already have Origin. Not that I want it, but The Sims 3 demands it.

    Anyway, WTF? They can sell the information? That sounds illegal, even when apart of a contract.
     
  3. Zetta_x

    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

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    And what information are they selling? It clearly says in a form that does not personally identify you. I suspect they are just building usage statistics.
     
  4. prowler
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    Still doesn't give them the right to spy and collect data outside of Origin.
     
  5. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

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    Personally or not, I don't like it.
     
  6. Zetta_x

    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

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    So many programs collect usage statistics. The first paragraph in this article is just an interpretation of the EULA (it's not what it actually says and they are just speculating).
     
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    PettingZoo yesss

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    Uhh, you do realize you're contradicting yourself right? Steam collects loads of data ranging from the specifications of peoples computers and networks to the programs people use, if you're saying that EA doesn't have the right to 'spy' and collect data outside of Origin, what gives Valve the right to do so with Steam? You've posted two EULA's from Valve and EA (in regards to Steam and Origin) which are pretty much identical, both stating that they will collect data, and both stating that they reserve the right to transmit and distribute said information with no personal identification.

    I'm sorry, but this is perhaps the silliest thing I've seen all week, did you even read what you were posting? Take a little peek at the picture below.

    Steam's data collection
     
  8. brandonspikes

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    Steam collects data all the time, how else would they have data on the player base with system specs.
     
  9. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    *Grabs tinfoil hat*
     
  10. Minox

    Minox I did it

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    They have a survey that pops up every now and again that collects your data, but they always ask for confirmation before they send the data and at that point you can just cancel it.
     
  11. prowler
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    So really, anything you do on their severs is collected which happens pretty much everywhere while Origin collects data outside of the application.
     
  12. Minox

    Minox I did it

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    Actually, Steam does collect information on what applications are installed through the above mentioned survey, but they do not force you to complete the survey and send the data to them.
     
  13. kevan

    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    Meh I dont care, aslong as I get to play BF3 (since I already preordered it).

    Be crap if they passed certain info to my ISP though [​IMG]
     
  14. brandonspikes

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    I'm sure its more for hardware and software uses than porn, you're safe.