Oculus brings real (and pervasive) data-mining to virtual reality | Ars Technica

Ars Technica reporting on Privacy Data Concerns of Virtual Reality:

Critical backlash against Oculus’s privacy policy reached Capitol Hill on Thursday, when Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) demanded that Oculus and its parent company Facebook answer for the data its new headset collects from virtual reality users.

“Oculus’ creation of an immersive virtual reality experience is an exciting development,” Franken wrote in an open letter to Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, “but it remains important to understand the extent to which Oculus may be collecting Americans’ personal information, including sensitive location data, and sharing that information with third parties.”

The question is, what exactly is Oculus asking to collect—and how much worse is it compared to other online services’ EULAs?

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