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Monday, 29 August 2011 11:07

EA changes its service contract

Written by Nick Farell
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We really do not want to spy on you
After it got into hot water over the EULA in its Origin service, EA games has changed its policy.

The old EULA said that EA was allowed to collecting a great deal of user information and reserving the right to willingly distribute it to unnamed partner third parties if it wished. It could also sell your children for medical experiments and a senior executive could have sex with your daughter if she was pretty enough (we made the last bit up). Since no one ever reads the EULA, other than hacks during silly season who are desperate for a story, no one noticed.

EA's new EULA, said that it knows users care how information about you is collected, used and shared. “EA would never sell your personally identifiable information to anyone, nor would it ever use spyware or install spyware on users’ machines. We and agents acting 37683v1 on our behalf do not share information that personally identifies you without your consent, except in rare instances where disclosure is required by law or to enforce EA’s legal rights,” the EULA says.

You are still not allowed to opt out of any data collection but the changes might deal with the complaints that EA suffered from last week.


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+4 #1 Jigar 2011-08-29 12:01
EA has lost me forever now, they will never ever get a business from me. Changing their statement and still saying they are going to spy on me just shows how low company's management is.
 
 
+3 #2 jguernsey 2011-08-29 15:39
Quoting Jigar:
EA has lost me forever now, they will never ever get a business from me. Changing their statement and still saying they are going to spy on me just shows how low company's management is.


I agree EA has sunk to new lows with this policy of data collection! I am personally irritated with it!
 
 
+1 #3 Marburg_U 2011-08-29 15:40
http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey
 
 
-1 #4 bardenck 2011-08-29 15:42
Quoting jguernsey:
Quoting Jigar:
EA has lost me forever now, they will never ever get a business from me. Changing their statement and still saying they are going to spy on me just shows how low company's management is.


I agree EA has sunk to new lows with this policy of data collection! I am personally irritated with it!

:cry: :sigh: :cry: :cry: :cry: everyone does it...you use steam right? they do it..has your credit cards and hard drive exploded yet?
 
 
-1 #5 Tasty Taste 2011-08-29 15:42
I feel the same way. Heres hoping it comes to Steam later on down the line (without the need for Origin ofcourse.
 
 
+1 #6 bardenck 2011-08-29 15:50
what a bunch of whiners!! keep on bitchin, while i play battefield 3...
 
 
0 #7 jklauderdale 2011-08-29 16:18
Quoting Jigar:
EA has lost me forever now, they will never ever get a business from me.


Oh please, with the amount of games EA releases your righteous indignation isn't going to last 2months. As much as I may hate their business practices I know that I'm going to buy Thief 4, ME3 and Kingdoms (unless riddled w/ DRM). I will simply never use their Origin service. As for EA games being released on Steam, that doesn't magically NOT make them EA products.

As large as they are, they have their consumers bent over a barrel.
 
 
0 #8 Jigar 2011-08-29 22:03
Quoting jklauderdale:
Quoting Jigar:
EA has lost me forever now, they will never ever get a business from me.


Oh please, with the amount of games EA releases your righteous indignation isn't going to last 2months. As much as I may hate their business practices I know that I'm going to buy Thief 4, ME3 and Kingdoms (unless riddled w/ DRM). I will simply never use their Origin service. As for EA games being released on Steam, that doesn't magically NOT make them EA products.

As large as they are, they have their consumers bent over a barrel.

Funny, how you judge people,when you don't know jack about them and you still predict i would buy EA product. The only game i use to play from EA was NFS series, and i think i done with it.
 
 
0 #9 navair2 2011-08-30 01:09
I've never even finished Crysis 2, and even tho I bought a GTX 560 Ti 'specially for it I've been busy with other things. After uninstalling "Origin", I'm tempted to uninstall Crysis 2 as well (can't run the game without it) so adieu.

I would rather EA not be quite so nosy about my system, thx. I'm mad enough at Micro$oft and others for THEIR shenanigans over the years.

Remember Ubisoft and their wretched DRM for Silent Hunter 5? Well, I'm a subsim fan and NEVER bought it. Now I'm glad I didn't...I hear it turned out to be a buggy disappointing piece of cr4p that the modding community had to fix.

If EA keeps it up, they'll lose customers right and left, worse than Ubi did.
 
 
-1 #10 youserzero 2011-08-30 01:48
Quoting bardenck:
:cry: :sigh: :cry: :cry: :cry: everyone does it


No, everyone doesn't do it.

Quoting bardenck:
you use steam right?


Again, no.
 

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