Meta discovered a leaker who shared particulars about its unannounced VR headsets with a YouTuber

Close up of Meta Quest headset
Photograph by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

A model of this story was first printed in yesterday’s version of my Command Line publication.

A monthslong leak investigation by Meta has uncovered the supply behind renders of the corporate’s unannounced VR headsets that have been printed final yr by a YouTuber named Brad Lynch.

Meta CTO Andrew Bosworth shared the information earlier this week with workers in an inner publish seen by The Verge. He stated Meta has minimize ties with the leaker, who I’m informed was a third-party contractor and requested Lynch for income share from the YouTube adverts operating in opposition to his movies. In his publish to Meta workers, Bosworth confirmed that the unnamed leaker was paid a small sum for sharing the supplies with Lynch.

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