Palmer Luckey, the co-founder of Oculus VR, ousted from Facebook due to controversy after selling his company to the tech giant for $ 2 billion, is offering anyone who hacked Oculus’s new Quest 2 virtual reality headset can add a $ 5,000 bounty.
“I’m still offering $ 5000 for a Quest 2 jailbreak! Jailbreaker, dm me. Let’s break out of FB’s anti-competitive ecosystem! “Mozilla VR engineer Robert Long
I’m still offering $5000 for a Quest 2 jailbreak! Jailbreakers, dm me. Let’s break free of FB’s anti-competitive, anti-privacy ecosystem! https://t.co/TYI0Uy1YsF— Robert Long (@arobertlong) October 14, 2020
“I’ll bring that together, who else is in?”
I will match this, who else is in? https://t.co/6r2FvJYB33— Palmer Luckey (@PalmerLuckey) October 16, 2020
Facebook did not respond to a request for comment on this story.
After selling Oculus to Facebook in 2014, Luckey gained notoriety in 2016 after The Daily Beast reported he had donated to a controversial pro-Trump group called Nimble America, which reportedly displayed misogynistic and white-supremacist political ads during this year’s presidential election had switched.
Luckey was eventually ousted by Facebook in 2017, due to its association with Nimble America, according to the Wall Street Journal. CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Congress in 2018 that Luckey’s dismissal was not “due to a political view”.
His dismissal also came shortly after a judge ruled a lawsuit against Oculus from VR startup Zenimax, which accused Oculus and Luckey of stealing their intellectual property. The court ruled on Oculus over these allegations, but the jury’s decision that Oculus was violating nondisclosure agreements ultimately cost Facebook $ 250 million.
Luckey, a longtime Trump supporter who is hosting a fundraiser for the president this weekend, has since founded Andruil, a $ 2 billion defense technology company recently awarded a contract by the Trump administration to erect a virtual border wall to the USA. Mexico border.
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