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14. Re: On Origin Data-Mining Aug 23, 2011, 23:33 jsmith
 
nin wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 22:55:
Wolfen wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 22:38:
Not much diff then Steam http://www.valvesoftware.com/privacy.html


Yeah, I always figured Steam did the exact same thing.


Except Valve does in fact let the user opt out of transmitting data when using Steam. In fact, according to Valve, it is an 'opt-in' feature rather than an 'opt-out' feature, and those that are selected (at random) are given the choice if they want to pass along any hardware information.

Steam information found here: Click here.

And while the ToS does leave room for Valve to change the way they handle data collection, right now they are not screwing with the user base, and I would assume they won't in the foreseeable future. So yeah, this appears to be another strike against EA's Origin service.
 
 
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