lets hope this doesnt become the normal. i can just see it when im fighting a huge 64 player battle with hell raining on me and my buddy gets blown away, im pinned down, what do i see and ad. wtf?http://www.techspot.com/newspics/2006/bf21...aimer_small.jpg
read this whole thing
now read this quote from wikipedia
In simpler terms, spyware is a type of program that watches what users do with their computer and then sends that information over the internet. Spyware can collect many different types of information about a user. More benign programs can attempt to track what types of websites a user visits and send this information to an advertisement agency. More malicious versions can try to record what a user types to try to intercept passwords or credit card numbers. Yet other versions simply launch popup advertisements. While some forms of spyware can certainly be considered malicious, some on the other hand certainly are not, and are more passive in nature by just watching, observing, and collecting information.
Spyware spying isn't always malicious in nature, it is also just the act of watching, observing, and collecting.
Many legitimate companies are now beginning to incorporate forms of spyware, and adware into their software, mainly for purposes of advertisement. While these types of programs are not to be considered spyware in the most malicious sense, they are still spyware in the sense of watching, and observing, with advertisement in mind, making them a form of what is called adware.
i dont want this stuff on my computer. according to EA it watches the sites you go to, and suits the ads to your tastes. this is definately spyware not only that but there are rumors that if you try to remove the spyware it renders the game inoperable, so you would have to reinstall it, and the spyware. this is rediculous, you've gone a little too far EA.
sure they say they wont use it for bad, but once they have that information they can give it to anyone becuase technicly they OWN IT!
this is not good, not good at all. even if it isnt malicious its violating your privacy, whats the difference between this and someone who bugs your house and uses what they know to develope a prouct they can sell to you?
and about the ip adress, someone said so what they take your ip adress so do ads on the net. yeah well its becoming the norm, thats a bad thing, im not sure you fully understand what your ip adress is so heres an excerpt from wikipedia
An IP address (Internet Protocol address) is a unique number that devices use in order to identify and communicate with each other on a computer network utilizing the Internet Protocol standard (IP). Any participating network device — including routers, computers, time-servers, printers, Internet fax machines, and some telephones — must have its own unique address. An IP address can also be thought of as the equivalent of a street address or a phone number (compare: VoIP) for a computer or other network device on the internet. Just as each street address and phone number uniquely identifies a building or telephone, an IP address can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on a network.
in short it is what identifies your computer to every other computer conected to the internet. so what you still say.
think of it as this,
if a stalker gets your adress?
if some third part gets your ip adress?
Edited by ussr1943, 22 October 2006 - 12:04 PM.