Facebook ships Oculus controllers with the message: Big Brother is Watching

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Facebook’s virtual reality (VR) arm Oculus has admitted to an amusing — and ironic — mistake in which virtual reality headsets are going to be accidentally shipped to customers containing messages such as “Big Brother is Watching.”

Given Facebook’s rather colorful practices to data sharing and privacy, the blunder, deemed an “easter egg” failure by Nate Mitchell, co-founder of Oculus and VR Product chief at Facebook, has been met with amusement across social networks.

According to Mitchell, easter egg labels intended for prototype models have made it into the internal hardware for tens of thousands of Touch controllers for Quest and Rift S products, due to ship soon.

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