EA Swears They Aren’t Using Origin to Spy On You
Or maybe it isn’t. I don’t know if it is, so I’m not saying it isn’t. I’m just saying maybe it isn’t. Maybe. Here’s what EA Germany had to say after folks carpetbombed Battlefield 3‘s Amazon.de customer rating and returned the game en masse in response to the spying allegations.
We have updated the End User License Agreement of Origin, in the interests of our players to create more clarity. 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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