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[–] Gerplunckamo 0 points 69 points (+69|-0) ago 

Damn you Palmer Luckey. You had a good thing, and you sold it to the fucking devil. Damn you.

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 0 points 43 points (+43|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Exclusive video of Palmer Luckey responding to your comment: https://i.imgur.com/0uJTp.gifv

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[–] Gerplunckamo 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

maximum triggered

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[–] knightwarrior41 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

LOL well played

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[–] go1dfish 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Carmack as well, he's was a long time idol of mine but not after selling out to Facebook.

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[–] 84626433832795028841 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

He had a glorious past but he has been irrelevant since 2003.

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[–] edthomson92 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I consider him much, much more unethical than the people who use kickstarter and never even deliver a product/service

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[–] cynoclast 1 points 51 points (+52|-1) ago 

My interest in Oculus Rift went from overdrive to 0 when facebook bought it. It's a damn shame too because I love EVE and Valkyrie looks amazing. But I won't be playing it unless it comes to the Vive.

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[–] djdevin 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I built my own oculus-like HMD with ebay parts before I got my DK 1. hit the brakes as soon as facebook came up. I feel you

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[–] binglederry 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It's oculus exclusive for PC, but it WILL be released for PSVR so it's possible to play it without giving money to satan.

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[–] firex726 1 points 20 points (+21|-1) ago 

Wait... Games will be exclusive to which VR tech you own?

Did these idiots learn nothing from Consoles? Making games exclusive to a niche, new, and expensive setup is a sure fire way to ensure it'll fail.

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[–] cynoclast 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Sony went full satan not long after facebook was founded: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_BMG_copy_protection_rootkit_scandal They aren't an improvement.

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[–] OhBlindOne 0 points 43 points (+43|-0) ago 

I am absolutely and completely, out of my mind, not surprised at all.

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[–] leavethebag 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago 

That's what everyone should of expected when they got bought out by Facebook.

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[–] glennvtx 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

Someone needs to find out what's being sent, and find a way to manipulate it into a bunch of ascii dicks.

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[–] Failure 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Let's create a new HTTP standard that puts your data inside of dick pic, then sends it

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[–] TiagoTiago 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago  (edited ago)

HTTPP

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[–] Psylent 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The internets greatest achievement - a 16 gigapixel dick pic.

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[–] Quawonk 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

Everything that connects to anything is spying on you.

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[–] softdown 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

True...if it can be flashed, it can be hacked. Big deal? I just read a book called The Privacy Invaders. It talked about how tiny, and difficult to find, surveillance items can be.

The kicker? That book was written in 1964. I'm sure they have microphones now that can only be detected with a powerful magnifying glass and a discerning eye.

Got some bug finding gear? Well good luck. They use burst communication and operate on frequencies that your bug detector is blind to. Now you have a better idea how we added 17 trillion in debt so fast.

We are fish in a goldfish bowl owned and ran by agents.

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[–] Ben77 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Exactly, its not like they are going to be spying on you jacking it to VR porn, which I totally don't do and didn't buy a DK2 solely for.

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[–] kjell 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I've done the same. Did you get the mic too?

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[–] idle_voating 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Everything that connects to the internet is spying on you? Does anyone know why this is the case? Why can't some companies just make their products to not spy on their customers?

It should be cheaper and easier too. It reminds me of region locking for DVDs and Blu Ray discs. The cheapest players I could find didn't have that region locking crap and could easily use burned discs, unlike the brand name stuff.

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[–] 4813028? [S] 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

The spying is to collect data to make more money via targeted advertising, or selling the data to third parties, such as (potentially) law enforcement, health insurance companies, credit reporting agencies, or whoever may be willing to pay for user data. These data are used with predictive analytics. It could be used to change your search results, what you see on facebook, etc.

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[–] idle_voating 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

There's a place in the market for products that don't spy on their customers, a gap in the market.

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[–] MarkTheNerd 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Marketing. Customers don't comment on products to the manufacturers unless it malfunctions or breaks. No news is good news doesn't work for corporations, they want to research how to improve their products and without customer feedback they have to monitor usage and make guesses on how to improve things. That's why they pay for social media info and track everything you do, in order to keep ahead of the game on supplying consumers with things they want in a timely manner.

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[–] idle_voating 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago  (edited ago)

What I want is to not be spied on. That's what this customer wants.

I also doubt that companies are really using the information to improve their products or that the information can be used to improve their products. Knowing that I'm on Voat doesn't help a company make a better computer, they already know how to build them.

edit. They just sell the information to advertisers in other, mostly unrelated companies.

If they were really doing it to improve their products they could do it anonymously. They could also just ask for feedback.

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[–] MaunaLoona 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Yes, that would be a reasonable person's expectation of privacy on their own computer.

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[–] MrPim 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

But a rational person would have expected the oculus to spy on them once it was sold to FB.

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[–] thrus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

From their own computer yes, unless you are on a site that makes it's money for advertising (most search engines, social media sites) or using windows 10. This piece of hardware comes from a social media company that is very very very into tracking you, it would be reasonable to expect them to build those features into the software that runs this device.

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[–] rob_white 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Only the Oculus fanboys tried to paper over this fact, I was really keen on the Rift for a long time, then they sold out to Facebook and that was the end of it for me. I saw this headline and laughed quite a bit, huge dose of "I told you so" on my part. So yeah, a few people tried to claim it wouldn't when obviously it would and does.

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[–] Sciency 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Lol and now they probably have everyones retinal scans on file, right next to the 3D rendering of your house.

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