“The world will be better if you share more“: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, and Economic Surveillance

The August 2010 issue of Wired Magazine features a story about privacy on Facebook. Is Facebook intended for, as Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg says, “making the world a better place”, or are there other ends?

There is nothing really new about Facebook’s “new privacy model”

Concerning economic surveillance and the privacy threats posed by it, nothing has changed on Facebook. So there are no reasons to celebrate Facebook’s ”new privacy model“.