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More Origin Spyware Accusations

SystemLink has a video from a German gamer (thanks Joao) showing what's alleged to be spyware activity from Origin, EA's online service. This uses a process monitor to attempt to show what sort of data from your system is being reported back to Electronic Arts. Eurogamer has EA's response to this, which denies any wrongdoing:

EA Germany has now updated Origin's terms of service in response to the furore and issued a statement denying its software was spyware.

"We have updated the End User License Agreement of Origin, in the interests of our players to create more clarity," EA Germany announced in a statement yesterday. "Origin is not spyware. Neither do we use nor install spyware on the PCs of users.

"We do not have access to information such as pictures, documents or personal data, which have nothing to do with the execution of the Origin program on the system of the player, neither will they be collected by us.

"EA takes the privacy of its users very seriously. We have taken every precaution to protect the personal and anonymous user data collected."

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22. Re: cogs worried about gears Nov 2, 2011, 02:52 Tanto Edge
 
I wonder how integrated they really are though..
Maybe there's a reason to have a separate gaming PC altogether...

space captain wrote on Nov 2, 2011, 00:44:
Tanto Edge wrote on Nov 2, 2011, 00:10:
Eventually we will start to see solves surface where hackers have removed the Origin integration/requirement in these games.

yeh everything gets cracked eventually, except for MP games

so if you want MP on your EA games, you gotta sell your soul to ORIGIN!!

Mwahaha
 
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