Facebook. I mean Facepalm continue harvesting info for their ads

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What do you think about the tighter integration with Facebook?

  1. Doesn't matter for me.

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  2. DISGUSTING.

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  1. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    The old thread "Facebook bought Oculus VR" is closed. Hence I put up this thread.

    Facebook account becomes a requirement for Oculus social services - used for advertising sweclockers.com | Dec 14, 2019

    Facebook takes a tougher grip on the subsidiary Oculus. Now the giant requires a linked account to use social services in Oculus VR.

    In an effort to more closely connect users to the parent company's services and functions, the previously voluntary integration with Facebook has now become a requirement for multiple services, UploadVR reports . The requirement mainly concerns social services, where personal identification will play a central role.

    Facebook also announces that the social services will be expanded in the future and then be tied to the company's accounts.
     
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    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Yup, out of my wishlist you go, Rift S.
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    FACEBOOK IS BUYING GIPHY AND INTEGRATING IT WITH INSTAGRAM the Verge.com | May 15, 2020

    Numerous services rely on Giphy’s API for supplying GIFs, including Twitter, Pinterest, Slack, Reddit, and more. While Facebook’s announcement would seem to indicate that those services will still be able to rely on Giphy as they currently do — at least for now — there may be some added tension with those services going forward given that several of them compete directly with Facebook.
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    UK antitrust watchdog launches investigation into Facebook's acquisition of Giphy techspot.com | June 13, 2020
    British authorities are worried there's not enough competition in GIFs...

    In context: Giphy serves over 10 billion GIFs around the web every day. Facebook acquired it to add more tools to its social media arsenal, but it turns out that the takeover has raised too many questions, so antitrust regulators have paused it until they can find some answers.
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Ok. Here it is.

    Oculus VR Headsets Will Soon Require a Facebook Login tomshardware.com | Today
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    Oculus accounts will start disappearing soon.

    Following in the footsteps of Apple and Google locking down their respective app stores, Oculus is finally taking the fear we all had when Facebook bought it and making it a reality. This October, the company will start ending support for Oculus accounts and replacing them with Facebook Facepalm accounts.

    “We will take steps to allow you to keep using the content you have purchased,” the company said of users who don’t merge accounts, “though we expect some games and apps may no longer work.”

    Oculus noted that you can still maintain a separate VR profile even after merging accounts. You just need to ensure that your Facebook profile is set to only be visible to yourself after merging it with your Oculus account. And how long will this last before they make a change?

    If you’re like me, then your Facebook account sits mostly abandoned except for the occasional moment when someone needs to plan an event. If you’re like my editor, then you don’t even have a Facebook account. Whether this change stems from Facebook trying to use Oculus to revitalize its platform, or Oculus failing to stand on its own without the platform, we do not know.
     
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    Facebook Technologies Stops Sales of Oculus VR Headset in Germany techpowerup.com | Today

    Facebook Technologies, a subsidiary of Facebook Inc. and owner of Oculus, has today "temporarily" suspended sales of Oculus VR headsets in Germany. The news is coming today after Oculus announced that all of the new Oculus accounts have to move to the Facebook login system before January 1, 2023, when all of the current Oculus accounts will be suspended. The German data protection law is extremely suspicious of Facebook's behavior and how they handle user data in general, so Oculus has potentially decided to stop the sales to avoid any possible antitrust regulations from the German government. The exact reason is unknown, and it is yet to be revealed, however, the suspicions laid out here may be part of the reason.


    Oculus VR headsets: Facebook stops sales in Germany Computerbase.de

    Coupling of Oculus to Facebook account "legally extremely questionable"

    Even if there are no direct discussions on the subject of Oculus, the Hamburg commissioner for data protection finds clear words. In an answer to heise online , he mentions the "obligation to create a Facebook account [...] extremely questionable from a legal point of view" . Here he also refers to the special case of German data protection. Contrary to the regulatory practice of the Irish data protection supervisory authority, in Germany the data of users within the individual companies of a group may not simply be exchanged.
     
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