Oculus Rift collects data on physical movements of users




In terms of use of Oculus’ Rift virtual reality glasses included the Rift except digital user information such as the IP address also may collect data such as the movements the user makes with the glasses on.

When a user installs the software that is necessary for the use of the Rift then there is provided a program created with full system access, named ‘OVRServer_64.exe’. This program is always on during use of the Rift and regularly sends information to the servers of Facebook Oculus owner, noted Reddit user Woofington on.

The terms and conditions that the Rift software collects a range of information. The collection of data by a program is not unusual, and many programs send information about eg played games and content, or the system used before. This is similar to the information that the Vive HTC also collects about its users. Also, both eyewear collect precise location information, through inter alia the IP address, GPS signals and WiFi networks. In terms of the Rift, and not the Vive is included that gives the Rift user permission to gather information about the physical movements made while using the headset.

Much of the data is collected in order to keep track of what has been popular for virtual reality content and how the service can be improved. It is in both the Rift as the Vive also possible that the transmitted information is used for marketing. The retrieved information is used in order to gauge the interests of the user and on the basis of that information, advertising and the like to control.

The first consumer version of the Rift have been delivered, but many others will have to wait for their virtual reality glasses. Oculus namely related to a parts shortage, so many people who ordered the glasses have to wait longer than originally indicated. To compensate Oculus has made the glasses for many orders shipping free. The HTC Vive comes from early April.

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