With every little bit of new technology hits the market, it is difficult not to surprise: What previously unscrupulous ways are will this affect my privacy? It turns out that something is great about the minds of those who do the latest gear. On Thursday, Nate Mitchell, co-founder of Oculus informed the public through Twitter that thousands of Oculus Touch controllers have hidden Easter Egg-related messages on their internal hardware . Crack open one of these rulers and in the device rows you could have a message like “The Masons here” inscribed on a cable. Other devices launched with “Big Brother Watching,” but according to the only developer equipment Mitchell has inscribed in them.
Mitchell's statement continues to apologize for the Easter eggs that slide over the prototype stage and into production, calling them “unfit” and saying that their internal process has changed
According to a report from Business Insider it is intended that the affected touch controllers will be bundled with the Rift S and Oculus Quest upcoming tags, and are not yet available. There are no plans to recall the regulators.
The messages from the Facebook-owned company are bleak, uncomfortable funny humor, taking into account how powerful and impartial – Facebook is in the online privacy sphere. It is part of a truly global context that takes a very common practice (many creative industries are from automated to, well, video games, full of hidden cheese eggs) and gives it a decommissioning layer. Sure, maybe it's all in good fun, but it might not be funny unless the company that made the joke took privacy seriously.