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Published on August 24th, 2011 | by Dan

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>Origin’s EULA raises eyebrows.

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Editor’s note: Please read the article link at the bottom to fully understand this.

Just when Origin was growing on me, this news comes down. The guys over at the Escapist discovered this gem.

It appears there is a clause in the Origin EULA that basically states EA can scan any and all data on your hard drive. Not just that pertaining to its games. You agree to this by installing the software. It isn’t necessarily that EA wants to collect everything, Steam also collects data. The difference is Steam is only collecting data about games on Steam. Who knows, this might be EA’s goal as well, but they reserve the right to scan it all.

EA can collect everything. And then uses it with your personal data to advertise directly to you! It really is an invasion of privacy, no matter which way you cut it. Apparently this has been part of the EULA on other EA games as well, so it’s not new. That doesn’t make me feel any better about it. I will still get Battlefield 3. Will you?
Rock, Paper, Shotgun contacted Ea, but have no response as of yet.
Read the full clause here.

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12 Responses to >Origin’s EULA raises eyebrows.

  1. PvtJ8ker says:

    >*Origin has been uninstalled*

  2. CrustyKestrel says:

    >Wow. What a way to treat gamers.

  3. Gibbz says:

    >If EA wants a chance at putting a dent in Activision's stranglehold on the market, they should be doing things that won't piss off their customers. This is not a good start.

  4. Bobby says:

    >nuckn futs

  5. Welshboy2142 says:

    >Origin seems to get worse and worse

  6. Arfan says:

    >Oh god, I hope they didn't see my secret collection of tranny porn!

    Seriously guys what would you be hiding that's so sensitive on your gaming rigs anyway?

  7. ChodeNation says:

    >It's not what they will see, it's the fact they can see it. It's an invasion of privacy as said in the article, no other way to put it.

  8. Ross Geddes says:

    >Are EA trying to see how many people they can get to Buy BF3 fucking it up further than Call of Duty?

  9. matiK says:

    >*quickly uninstalls all his midget shemale donkey porn.

    Fuuuuuuu!

  10. jeff says:

    >Can't I just like put a virus on my computer so when it searches through my computer I shut down origin?

  11. Davies says:

    >I am on the fence with all of this, I have been reading a lot of contrasting views on what it actually means.
    Try reading Punkbuster's EULA…

  12. GrandMasterHack says:

    >the SAME GOES FOR WOW PLAYERS!!! BUT THEY DONT GIVE A FUCK!!!!

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