United States Senator Al Franken issues an open letter to the CEO of Oculus, requesting more information on how Oculus Rift users’ data is being stored and shared.
An Oculus official previously released a public statement that the company does not have plans at this point in time to share information with Facebook. However, the statement also indicated that the information could be used for advertising within Oculus Rift products or Facebook in the future. However, whether or not the device is using the recorded information for this purpose, it would seem that the safety of said information is Senator Franken’s major concern.
Data security has been a big concern lately, with everything from credit cards to social security numbers being stolen by hackers. While Senator Franken is particularly focused on the recently-released Oculus Rift, gamers may be understandably anxious about their privacy with any gaming platform or device, given that user data has been stolen by hackers on Steam, PlayStation, or the Xbox.