Changes to Facebook's Privacy Settings With Respect To Applications June 30, 2010
I've been delving into Facebook's world of the OpenGraph and it's sociability and a moment ago I discovered on the Extended Permissions page of the Facebook Developer Network that on June 30, 2010 all Facebook applications will only be able to access information the user has made public unless the user has granted extended permissions it needs.
This is definitely great news for the large number of people who have privacy issues with Facebook and even people like me who don't. Although I don't have much to hide I always wondered why Facebook would allow an application developer to tap into personal information that I've made private - it's private for a reason.
Well the issue will be rectified in a matter of days. At least we can safely assume that Facebook is doing the best they can to listen to the concerns of their members and eventually do something about them too.
Read Facebook's Data Permissions Guide for details.