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Epic says its Game Store is not spying on you

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/03/epic-says-its-game-store-is-not-spying-on-you/
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Mar 15, 2019 12:43 PM 1+ week ago

by Kyle Orland - Mar 15, 2019 4:43 pm UTC

This week, certain corners of the gaming Internet have been abuzz with a bit of self-described "amateur analysis" suggesting some "pretty sketchy," spyware-like activity on the part of the Epic Game Store and its launcher software. Epic has now stepped in to defend itself from those accusations, while also admitting to an "outdated implementation" that can make unauthorized access to local Steam information.

The Reddit post "Epic Game Store, Spyware, Tracking, and You!" points to a wide-ranging set of implications based on some broad file and network access traffic observations when the Epic Game Store is running. But much of the post is focused on Epic's association with Chinese gaming giant Tencent, which owns a share of the company.

Sweeney offered a similar defense of Epic's relationship with Tencent back in December, when similar concerns first popped up. "Epic does not share user data with Tencent or any other company," he wrote at ...

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