11 Apr Users Question Facebook-Oculus Data Sharing in Light of Privacy Scandal
Facebook’s recent privacy scandal was noted to have had a significant impact on a number of projects it is involved in, including its Oculus virtual reality platform which is collects detailed information on a user’s vision and movement.
Some users fear that Oculus’ VR headsets can be used for surveillance and data harvesting since it can be used to track the behavior of users at a detailed level. It was also revealed that Facebook already records a “heatmap” of viewer data for 360-degree videos which can be used for flagging which parts of a video people find most interesting.
It was also pointed out that no measures are in place to prevent Facebook and Oculus from sharing data in the future. Oculus product VP Nate Mitchell even admitted last year that a user can be tracked more than expected if the headset is used in the wrong way.
Source: The Verge