Real meaning of the warning of South Korea to Facebook
The comment is oh so true. The Korean government is just trying to protect Cyworld, under the guise of 'protecting' the privacy of its citizens.
The government protectionism for Samsung and other chaebol runs very high in South Korea. Just look at the history of the iPhone and the iPad in South Korea.
Also, as for protecting the privacy of its citizens, note that South Korea has a very strict internet censorship policy, basically making it impossible for South Koreans to post something online in an anonymous way (in order to mitigate criticism on the government and the big corporations running South Korea).
It's actually sad to see that the Western press is not able to see the real aim here of the Korean government, which is about exploiting the privacy concerns in the West in order to advance its own goals, this is, protecting its domestic products (in this case Cyworld) and keeping its citizens locked away in the Korean Internet.