Facebooks new move isn’t about privacy. Its about domination | Siva Vaidhyanathan

Mark Zuckerberg announced on Wednesday that Facebook would be pivoting to privacy. Thats an empty pledge If you have visited China in recent years you might have discovered how difficult it is to make your way through without WeChat, an all-purpose mobile phone application. People in China use WeChat for everything from sending messages to family to reading news and opinion to ordering food to paying at vending machines to paying for a taxi. WeChat lets you deposit money in your bank, search for a library book, make a medical appointment, conduct business conference calls, and interact with the government. In China, WeChat is the operating system of your life, as it is for announcement on Wednesday. He pledged to …