Rift widens between Epic and gamers over data mining allegations


Epic Games is being torn a new one by gamers again. This time, it’s been accused of mining users’ Steam data without their permission. As you’d expect, Epic’s critics are taking it as fresh grist in the ongoing controversy over Epic’s storefront — which might turn off developers who want to bring their games there in future. The concern appears to have originated in a Reddit thread. In short, the thread creator claimed the Epic launcher was running processes and attempting to access root certificates and DLLs without permission. They also said the data it found went back to Epic, and…

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