Facebook’s VR firm, Oculus, is fighting to combat suspicions raised by its privacy policy and terms of service that it will spy on users’ activity and pass information to third parties.

    The privacy policy warns about “information automatically collected about you when you use our services”, including “information about your physical movements and dimensions when you use a virtual reality headset” which may be used “to send you promotional messages and content and otherwise market to you”.



jadedog:

They're combating fears by confirming them?

    We don’t have advertising yet and Facebook is not using Oculus data for advertising – though these are things we may consider in the future.

The fear is that Facebook will use Oculus data for advertising, so to combat fears they tell people they may do that in the future. That's not very comforting.


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