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8-01-2009 @ 6:43PM
This happens every time that message pops up. A bunch of conspiracy theorists pop out from their bunkers and claim that Blizz is somehow violating our human rights by gathering non identifying system information in order to improve the game that all of us enjoy. I could care less what Blizz gathers from me...I have nothing to hide....most of the nuts who throw a fit over this type of thing do....hence the fit.
8-01-2009 @ 7:53PM
Not having anything to hide is not a valid reason to allow your privacy invaded. People like you are the same morons who supported the Patriot Act because "you have nothing to hide". Congrats on greasing the slippery slope, idiot.
8-01-2009 @ 8:51PM
Comparing this to the patriot act is a huge stretch. Blizzard isn't the government, no one is forcing you to submit the info (you agreed to it when you clicked the agreement in the terms and conditions). Don't like it, don't play.
8-02-2009 @ 12:47AM
There's a HUGE difference between knowing how much memory a computer has and getting a complete report on all your individual spending habits and putting wiretaps on your phone lines.
8-02-2009 @ 1:46AM
Wow, Mack, way to freak out about something perfectly reasonable. Blizzard is not recording all your porn folders. OH BUT THEY COULD. Yes, it could happen, but in this world, they would most likely be caught and exposed. We have to assume they do what they say they do and for the most part, you can rest assured that they are. What benefit would it be to them to violate your privacy?OH NOES THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU.Honestly, I think the majority of privacy fears falsely assumes that someone other than you cares at all what you do with your life.
8-02-2009 @ 5:19AM
@mibluvr13Of course, nobody cares about your life. They'll let you do your petty things, solve your petty affairs and stuff... while patiently recording everything. Then, one day, you'll stop keeping low profile - for instance, you decide to stand for a mayor, or you start complaining too vocally about some new law that concerns you. And all of sudden, you're in spotlight. All those petty things they've been recording may - and will - be used against you.Doesn't matter if your conscience is clean. They -will- dig something in their records. That's why the modern laws are so complex: to make sure that -nobody- is innocent and that -everybody- can be persecuted if the need arises.
8-02-2009 @ 7:37AM
Wow, am I the only one that realizes what MackFearson was getting at? No, he was not comparing Blizzard's choice to read your system info to the Patriot Act. And no, it has nothing to do with them "recording everything so that when you do whatever they may and will" use the information against you. It's about setting a precedent. You don't want to give someone the authority to do something, because it is not easy to undo it when you don't want them to do it anymore.I fully realize that this is starting to go off-topic, and down-rank it if you want, but don't talk about something you don't understand. It just makes you look stupid.
8-02-2009 @ 9:11AM
@MackFearsonYou do realize that "The Slippery Slope" as an argument is a logical fallacy, don't you?http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/slippery-slope.html@AllBlizz' spying is nothing new. As I recall according to the EULA they run a program ("Warden") to check if you are using cheat programs. They've run it in the past. I've seen it in Vanilla and TBC: a box saying they are checking "non-personal" information.So while I can understand the concern over what they are going to do with it, concern *NOW* is a little late, isn't it?
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