Facebook has scary plans for the Oculus Rift [CARTOON]

The social media giant buys virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR and the possibilities are endless - and frightening

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Cartoon showing a man sitting a chair wearing an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. His mouth is open in horror. Standing beside him are a woman and a man. The woman says to the man 'If you thought Facebook's privacy policy was scary before, just wait until you see it in 3D.'

Scarier than any movie or video game...

Image credit: ITworld/Phil Johnson

Clearly, one of the biggest tech stories of the week again involves Mark Zuckerberg breaking out the Facebook checkbook, this time to the tune of $2 billion, to buy Oculus VR, a company which has developed the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. While the headset was envisioned primarily for gamers, Facebook may ultimately have other plans for it. Imagine hugging a Facebook post instead of liking it or viewing their terms of service or privacy policy in 3D. Yikes!

I guess we'll just have to wait and see what the Zuck and his team noodle up.

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