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Origin, the gaming platform from Electronic Arts, is again accused of espionage. The platform would keep track of which programs the user has used. Further on his PC In 2011, Origin became even discredited because the program behaved as Spyware.

The espionage activities of Origin would appear from a Reddit posted screenshot . It can be seen Origin.exe keep a list in the register of seemingly unfamiliar program names. The names are mangled with extremely simple rot13 encryption algorithm, and hide-known programs such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and iTunes. It would go to a list of recently used programs on the PC on which Origin operates.

Although it is not clear whether the program also keeps track activities within the browsers and what Origin does with this information, the existence of such a list already striking. Commenting on the screenshot EA announced that an investigation is started. “Origin is not spyware, and there would be no form of privacy to prevent snooping. We’re going to get to the bottom of it,” said a spokesman for the publisher.

It is not the first time that Origin is accused of espionage. In 2011, the program then hit already discredited German users of the platform there is mention made ​​that Origin was recognized as malware. The program had included an accounting and a mobile eye. After an update that problems were solved. EA denied even when that Origin spies on users. The company makes in its privacy policy Moreover, it mentions the fact that Origin may collect. ‘non-identifiable information’ about the user

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