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    Oculus Rift collects user info and uses it to target ads, says report

    You agree to this in the software installation terms and conditions.
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    Re: Oculus Rift collects user info and uses it to target ads, says report

    Totally didn't see this coming.

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    Re: Oculus Rift collects user info and uses it to target ads, says report

    Rather predictable.

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    Re: Oculus Rift collects user info and uses it to target ads, says report

    Strapping the advertising board to the face and get people to pay £500 for privilege. It's pure genius really.

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    Re: Oculus Rift collects user info and uses it to target ads, says report

    I think this project was doomed from the moment Failbook got involved.

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    Re: Oculus Rift collects user info and uses it to target ads, says report

    It's when the ad appears on the end of your nose because it hasn't been placed into the 3D world properly that we will hear the real anguish
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    Re: Oculus Rift collects user info and uses it to target ads, says report

    Not a chance I will buy one of these after seeing those Terms of Service.

    Bunch of jokers

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    Re: Oculus Rift collects user info and uses it to target ads, says report

    How can they justify this s*** after the user has to pay sooo much for the damn thing?
    "A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."


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    Re: Oculus Rift collects user info and uses it to target ads, says report

    I was worried about the rift because if this. But thankfully the price stopped me falling into the advertising trap.

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    Re: Oculus Rift collects user info and uses it to target ads, says report

    I doubt they would be plonking adverts over immersive gaming. I expect they'll probably just monitor the kind of VR apps/games you play and use that info to deliver targeted ads when you are on Facebook.

    Still intrusive.

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    Re: Oculus Rift collects user info and uses it to target ads, says report

    Surely you must be able to opt out of this? Aren't there laws against companies foisting this stuff on us without a chance to decline? If not, then it's reprehensible...
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    Re: Oculus Rift collects user info and uses it to target ads, says report

    Quote Originally Posted by Pleiades View Post
    Surely you must be able to opt out of this? Aren't there laws against companies foisting this stuff on us without a chance to decline?
    I believe you decline by hitting 'Cancel' instead of 'Order', before getting a Vive instead...

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    Re: Oculus Rift collects user info and uses it to target ads, says report

    Going to play the waiting game on this, as I don't want a facebook device, and also the controllers... I need a keyboard and mouse! I'm sure someone will fix that conundrum soon, though, right?

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    Re: Oculus Rift collects user info and uses it to target ads, says report

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I believe you decline by hitting 'Cancel' instead of 'Order', before getting a Vive instead...
    It's pretty clear that people have forgotten how to vote with their wallets.

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    Re: Oculus Rift collects user info and uses it to target ads, says report

    Ye, not the least bit surprised given Facebook's involvement.

    Thankfully I don't really care about VR anyway, at least not as it currently stands. Just the very matter of the Oculus having it's own store was a strange idea in my eyes.

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    Re: Oculus Rift collects user info and uses it to target ads, says report

    And it seems (so far anyway) there's nothing sinister going on after all the weekend's FUD and hysteria.

    Oculus Home network traffic detailed analysis

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