Deleting your Facebook account permanently deletes your entire paid Oculus VR library

by Larry Emmott on November 12, 2020

in Future Tech,General,Management,Software

From CNET:

If you delete Facebook and have an Oculus VR headset, you’ll lose your entire paid gaming library. And you won’t be able to get your Oculus VR games back if you make a new account,

Source: Deleting your Facebook account permanently deletes your entire paid Oculus VR library – CNET

Another instance of the capricious nature of digital ownership and of the primary issue, “Who owns the data?

When you “purchase” a high tech device you never actually own the software you merely have a license to use it. What happens if you do not maintain the license? What happens if the vendor goes out of business?

You could end up not having access to all your patient and financial data stored on the cloud based system. Would it be OK if the software developer refunded a portion of your fee yet did not allow you access to the data?

You could end up having a useless $100,000 CAD CAM system.

The wonders of the digital age are manifest. However we do not yet have adequate legal and ethical standards to guide us.

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