After reviewing the various privacy issues relating to Google Buzz, Christian Fuchs argues that Buzz is only the latest tool used by Google to exercise economic surveillance and that we should worry about such developments for the following reasons:
When thinking about the surveillance society, it is common to assume that the deepest mechanisms of surveillance come from the government in the age of the war on terror. I would argue that there is as much to fear from economic surveillance from corporations. And Fuch’s list above only confirms such problems with corporate economic surveillance beyond obtainment of more and finer data.
Oh, and I could not help note the irony at the bottom of Fuch’s post: