Oculus Says It’s Not Currently Sharing Your Data with Facebook or Advertisers
The company can even track your movements, body shape, and other similar data while you’re using the Rift, and utilize it for marketing purposes.
Oculus has now responded to these concerns saying it has no intention of selling the data to Facebook or advertisers–at least for now. The company told UploadVR in an email:
Facebook owns Oculus and helps run some Oculus services, such as elements of our infrastructure, but we’re not sharing information with Facebook at this time. We don’t have advertising yet and Facebook is not using Oculus data for advertising.
Oculus clarified that the data it collects right now is used to “create the absolute best VR experiences for people.” It’s worth noting however, that the company might not be sharing your data with advertisers currently, but it isn’t something that it will never do as the VR firm said, “these are things we may consider in the future.”
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