Facebook Snafu Adds Unsettling Messages to Oculus Controllers

"We see you" labels cited by Mitchell appear to have been isolated to dev kits - early versions of hardware shipped to developers interested in working with Oculus Touch - while the "This Space for Rent" and "The Masons Were Here" can supposedly be found inside "tens of thousand" retail Oculus Touch controllers. "The so-called easter eggs include "This Space For Rent","?Big Brother is Watching?", "Hi iFixit! "We See You!", referring to the popular teardown and fix guide website, and the somewhat creepy "Big Brother is Watching".

"Unfortunately, some "easter egg" labels meant for prototypes accidentally made it onto the internal hardware for tens of thousands of Touch controllers", Mitchell said.

"While I appreciate easter eggs", Mitchell tweeted, referring to inside jokes in software and media, "these were inappropriate and should have been removed".

'The integrity and functionality of the hardware were not compromised, and we've fixed our process so this won't happen again, ' he added.

Nate added that some of these messages seem "inappropriate" and that it shouldn't have been passed onto consumer products, however, they have rectified the issue and thus, no more products will be printed with such creepy messages.

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For a company whose name has become synonymous with Big Brother, letting these messages slip through their quality control process probably doesn't help its image-but I'm sure most of us can't help but smile at the irony. The controllers haven't yet made it to customers, as they are for the new Oculus Quest and Rift S VR headsets.

"T$3 hese messages were inside our Touch controllers for the upcoming [Oculus] Quest and Rift S headsets".

"The messages are on an internal component of the controller - in other words, they're inside the hardware", the Facebook spokeswoman wrote. Business Insider previously reported that the company restructured its AR-glasses division late a year ago as it inches closer to launching a commercial product.

Facebook representative, Johanna Peace, quoted in an email to Business Insider, "To be clear, no devices have been sold with these messages yet, since Quest and Rift S have not yet shipped".

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