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So you aren't buying Rage. You're buying a Rage license. If you are playing a game that requires access to the service and they decide to ban you from using it, your ability to play that game is gone and they don't have to offer a refund or as they put it, "No refund will be granted, no Entitlements will be credited to you or converted to cash or other forms of reimbursement, and you will have no further access to your Account or Entitlements associated with your Account or the particular EA Service".
OK, but these are games that have multiplayer elements or other features that require the online service to work. Maybe it's just that they can't ban you from the service without disabling your game, so the disabling of the game is just a side effect they can't avoid.
But surely that's not the case with, say, e-books, right? Getty "You give up the rights to one testicle perwords.
In one recent case, a man had his entire Amazon Kindle library deleted. And for what crime, you ask? Simply because Amazon suspected that a third party may have unlawfully accessed his account.
Unfortunately, that man had been a customer for eight years and had spent hundreds of dollars on Kindle books that he also took the time to highlight and add notes to that were now gone.
Oh, and for good measure, they deleted his entire Amazon account as well, which in turn deleted his purchase history, wish list and shipping addresses. Not to mention any sassy reviews he might have posted for products he didn't like.
Continue Reading Below Advertisement Kindle users were equally surprised when they found that Amazon had remotely zapped their copies of George Orwell's after Amazon decided that they had been sold by mistake. Remember when that sort of thing was the company's problem, and that all they could do was, you know, stop selling them?
It's like something out of that one book, what's it called? Continue Reading Below Advertisement Of course, don't take this warning to mean that we're endorsing the idea of you ever leaving the house to buy things again. We're just saying be careful who you share your stuff with.
With a PC, fiddle with the code a bit and you can play a version of Skyrim where all of the characters are nude Google it! Computers are like cars -- you're free to customize and tweak to your heart's content.
So when smartphones came along, the geekier ones among us wanted to do the same thing -- get creative and customize them in some way the manufacturer could never have imagined.
Getty "What this needs is a dick. But much like Rollerblading or wearing skinny jeans, the fact that it's legal doesn't make it a great idea. What You Agreed To: Most companies have paragraphs in their terms of service that say you promise not to mess with the software. If they find out you did, you have effectively given them the right to unleash hell.
Getty "We've got another jailbroken iPhone. Send a team out to shatter his pelvis. Microsoft, meanwhile, will merely permanently ban your console from connecting to the Internet if it finds any modifications done to the system.
Now, not only can you not use any of your multiplayer games or the XBox Live download service which is most of the machine's functionality these daysbut you'll be forced to go around the neighborhood and pay year-old kids to scream racial slurs at you in person.
Continue Reading Below Advertisement You'll find almost identical "We can remotely kill your gadget" clauses in everything from e-readers to smartphones to portable gaming systems. It's kind of like if every car came with a device that, if it ever detected you speeding, would eject the engine through the hood.
Getty "Finally, the streets are safe! Its automatic crash-response system, stolen vehicle tracking and roadside assistance are just some of the features that make this system so popular. In fact, they field over 15, lifesaving calls per year. They're like guardian angels of the highway.
So what could they possibly be doing that's so terrible? We'd rather use the term 'global coverage'. And it's a damned tattletale.Apr 03, · Best Answer: There are 2 answers. Either the permissions come from the user account on the computer, or iTunes.
For the computer, make sure your account lets you sync devices. For iTunes, check preferences to see if you are blocking the ability to sync devices. If none of those work, try resetting the leslutinsduphoenix.com: Resolved. However if I try to delete the folder, I get "The authenticated user may not have granted the app xxx write access to all of the children of file 0B6B-xxx".
A VPN is still the best way to access the BBC iPlayer. Don't worry if yours is not working or is being blocked. The workaround is surprisingly easy. Oct 18, · •Security: We are changing the folder permissions for the Remote Desktop application back to the default permissions.
With the last release, the app was granted write permissions to all directories and files in the user’s directory/5(). Get more done with the new Google Chrome on iPhone and iPad. Now more simple, secure and faster-than-ever, with Google Smarts built-in.
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