Mandatory Socialization: Facebook Accounts To be Required for Oculus Headsets
Signaling the end to any remaining degrees of separation between Facebook and its VR headset division, Oculus, today the social media company announced that it will be further integrating the two services. Coming this fall, the company will begin sunsetting stand-alone Oculus accounts as part of an effort to transition the entire Oculus ecosystem over to Facebook. This will start in October, when all new Oculus accounts and devices will have to sign up for a Facebook account, while support for existing stand-alone accounts will be retired entirely at the start of 2023.
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(Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 19 2020, @01:32PM (2 children)
Meant to delete it a while ago when I discovered the driver was constantly sending telemetry to some facebook server even when the oculus program was not running. Should have expected something like that from facebook.
Deleting the account was fairly simple. The button is located at the bottom of the privacy options on the oculus website if anyone else is looking for it.
(Score: 5, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 19 2020, @01:52PM (1 child)
You say that like you actually believe that button does anything.
(Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 19 2020, @06:43PM
But it does. It blocks you from accessing the data they collected on you on their server.