Oculus and Their Good Friends Facebook Are Watching, Always

Posted on 02 Apr 2016 by
Jordan Fong

Whether you use it or not, we all know Facebook’s antics. Always watching what you’re doing, having some mischief with their mobile chat app last year, they always want to know what to advertise to you, and surely want to know as much about you as possible. It comes to no surprise to me that Facebook, who bought Oculus for two billion dollars, would want to watch you while you’re Rift-ing too. Along with Oculus Home, an all-access process is started every time you turn on your PC that uploads various information about you and your system. Devious. To make matters worse, under the ToS Oculus states that it may freely sell this information to third parties in order to target you with emails and probably many other things. Very devious.

I downloaded Oculus Home prior to hearing of this since it was offering a couple free games and I had hoped it was possible someone could make a wrapper of sorts to allow Rift exclusive games to run on the Vive, but now? Oculus doesn’t get my money, and it doesn’t get my time. I’m sorry Palmer, I watched your company grow and I had always been hopeful that you’d bring a good thing to the masses. It’s really sad that it’s turning out this way.

Thanks UploadVR for bringing this to our attention.

Comments (4)

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Stephen Haselden
Posted 25 Apr 2016, 16:37
Less and less people are using FB, to the point where they are considering paying people to use it.
This isn't as daft as it sounds because the info you give them is worth a lot of money.

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L Coulsen
Posted 07 Apr 2016, 15:18
They were really starting to win me over as well

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Simon Sirmenis
Posted 07 Apr 2016, 10:40
Unfortunately we have but its still outrageous no matter the reasoning.

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L Coulsen
Posted 06 Apr 2016, 13:42
Exactly what we all said would happen, and that they flatly denied. Good business practice that, lying to your customer base. That never has any negative ramifications