The Facebook-owned company says it will start removing support for separate Oculus accounts in October, although users can maintain an existing account until January 1st, 2023. All users can maintain a distinct “VR profile” with a separate friends list.
Facebook also says that all future unreleased Oculus devices will require a Facebook login, even if you’ve got a separate account already. The company is widely expected to announce a new version of its Oculus Quest headset this fall, and that policy would likely apply to it.
A single login also slightly simplifies launching experiences like Horizon, the social VR world that Facebook announced last year.
Some news organisations, including the BBC, New York Times and Buzzfeed have made their own “deepfake” videos, ostensibly to spread awareness about the techniques. Those videos, while of varying quality, have all contained clear statements that they are fake.
Roger McNamee, an early investor in Facebook who introduced Sheryl Sandberg to Mark Zuckerberg, is in London to give evidence to parliament yesterday about the huge problems at the heart of the global platform. Instead he spoke to @Channel4News..pic.twitter.com/jqtqmtPaME