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Facebook halts Oculus Quest sales in Germany amid privacy concerns

Accepted submission by Freeman at 2020-09-03 19:19:27 from the privacy, up yours dept.
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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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