Read it and weep

Facebook privacy takes another hit
| NZ Herald today:

Facebook’s ongoing promises of online privacy took another hit overnight, as a software glitch led the social networking giant to reveal users’ online chats.
Facebook was forced to deactivate the chat function once it was informed that the problem existed.
A bug allowed those who followed a series of steps in the newly-added ‘preview my profile’ feature to see private chats in progress and friend requests of those in their friends list.
This information is usually protected by users’ personal privacy settings. … Read on

Abandon privacy all ye who enter the Facebook catacombs.

UPDATE: I came across this nice timeline of Facebook’s Eroding Privacy Policy from Kurt Opsahl at Electronic Frontier Foundation. Worth considering.