Facebook introduces detailed privacy settings for applications
Unfortunately, there was still one big loophole: apps. They could publish stories to your feed with none of the privacy controls you'd get on a regular item. Facebook finally changed that this week, with a privacy update.
Now, whenever an application posts something to your account, you'll see the lock icon that represents privacy settings, just like you would with a normal item. You can click on it to choose from Facebook's four default levels of privacy (everyone, friends and networks, friend of friends, and only friends) or individually customize who you're sharing with. Again, this is nothing new -- the news is that it now extends to apps, too, making them less of a privacy risk.