You seem to be under the misconception that I am excusing Firaxis and Red Shell, which I am not. But people are acting as if their data was secure before Red Shell, and is now suddenly exposed. People are acting as if this is something new. Was it sneaky? Perhaps...though the original "terms" seem fairly open ended to me, but I would defer to a lawyer's opinion on that. The original "terms' already indicate that Firaxis will share the information without being too specific about which entities will get what. Some vague stuff there...but I agreed anyway. This is not a practice I particularly like...yet I always hit that agree button. So if you don't want to take the chance that your data might go somewhere you did not explicitly approve of, then stay off the grid. Don't depend on the government and laws. All the laws in the world won't protect your data. Laws only give you the chance to cry foul...but in a long winded document that defines the "foul" and your use of the word "foul" and all the parties involved in committing the said foul, along with the parties that helped craft the definition of the foul involved as well as the parties that wrote the code that allowed the foul to occur.