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Facebook sez, "Don't mind us, we're just whoring out your photos" (Download Squad)

Jul 21st 2009 12:13AM I assume if the picture's privacy is set to "Friends only", it appears only to Friends already permitted to view it. That doesn't seem like a privacy violation. The first few times someone clicks on the App (yes, it looks like an application, not a Facebook Ad) due to the "whoa, what?" factor, but eventually people will wise up to seeing their pics repurposed as attention-grabbers in the ads they see and it'll be ho hum, like having a website identify your location by your IP address and display it to you used to feel invasive and frightening.

If someone can verify that this woman's picture was visible in an ad or app aimed at random strangers, THEN we have a problem. But I seriously doubt it.