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Virtual Reality Devices Faulted by Family-Friendly Ratings Group

Nov. 15, 2022, 8:16 PM

Some of the most popular virtual reality headsets lack protections for keeping children’s information safe, according to a group that rates digital devices and content on their family-friendliness.

Common Sense Media evaluated the privacy policies of seven devices, including Meta Platforms Inc.‘s Quest 2, Microsoft Corp.‘s HoloLens 2, and Sony Corp.‘s PlayStation VR. Their policies were sometimes unclear about how device makers handle user data and whether personal information is used for targeting advertisements within virtual experiences, the nonprofit found in a new report.

“The bottom line is that every VR device we tested exploits users’ ...