Targeted Ads on Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2
Facebook is planning to introduce targeted ads to the Virtual reality headset Oculus Quest 2. Players will see ads in-game, shown as billboards or posters as players engage with the virtual world. Many players see this as an invasion of privacy and Facebook has even stated that they “don’t collect and store images or 3D maps of your environment on our servers today”, but this was back in 2019. We discussed the ins and outs of the privacy concerns this morning with Mr. John Tonkin, a lecturer from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.