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posted by Fnord666 on Friday September 04 2020, @02:49AM   Printer-friendly
from the not-so-fast-there dept.

Facebook halts Oculus Quest sales in Germany amid privacy concerns:

Facebook subsidiary Oculus says it has "temporarily paused" sales of Oculus Quest headsets to customers in Germany. Reports suggest the move is in response to concerns from German regulators about the recently announced requirement that all Oculus users will need to use a Facebook account by 2023 to log in to the device.

[...] Facebook declined an opportunity to provide additional comment to Ars Technica. But in a statement to German News site Heise Online (machine translation), the company said the move was due to "outstanding talks with German supervisory authorities... We were not obliged to take this measure, but proactively interrupted the sale."

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  • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Friday September 04 2020, @03:38PM

    by Freeman (732) on Friday September 04 2020, @03:38PM (#1046350) Journal

    I noticed that a month or two ago. I also noticed that the prices on e-bay for an Index, were in most cases, more than buying a new one. I guess they're having some supply issues and/or there's been a massive uptick in the number of people wanting to purchase a Valve Index. It would be hilarious, if all of the recent Facebookening of Oculus was contributing to uptake on the Valve Index. I'd guess that those who are already in the Oculus ecosystem aren't doing a mass exit, though.

    Then again, maybe enough friends showed their friends Porn on VR? Isn't that the running joke / not joke?

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