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Yesterday, the official Steam Blog announced some very important privacy policy changes for Steam and, more specifically, privacy changes for user profiles.

As it stands right now, the default privacy settings for everyone's user accounts is set to "Friends Only" or even "Private." Oddly, Valve says that this is being done due to user feedback. Though the timing is suspect with the recent passing of new European privacy laws (GDPR).

However, as a result of these necessary changes, tools that once made use of the publicly available information will no longer be able to function with any degree of reliability. This includes tools and sites such as Steam Spy and probably also Steam Charts, at least some parts of Steam Charts.

Steam Spy made an announcement on Twitter about their future plans. Right now the plan is to leave the site up as an archive.