First, let me start off by saying that I acknowledge the fact my risk of my aggregate data could get in the hands of the unknown. Saying that it won’t or can’t happen, is merely denial.
Facebook, which concerned user’s previously about their ability to syndicate user feeds throughout the social network, has absolved their concerns by implementing privacy options that by default are set to public.
That said, I just came across this video today that raises the question about government data mining interests, and the theoretical connection to Facebook. I’d like to informally suggest that Facebook isn’t alone, and I’m sure that Myspace and Bebo have plenty of data mining interests on board, but it does raise the question to their Terms of Service and Privacy Policies.
Do I think Facebook will go to the dark side? No. However, I do like the fact people are questioning their motives and interests in regard to handling of their personal information.