Facebook launched a bunch of new privacy controls today, and has received a significant amount of positive press as a result. The praise is perhaps not so deserving--as the new privacy controls can be easily evaded.
The new privacy settings allow users to customize which friends can view specific details in their own profile. Users can lock down specific bits of information to their friends, friends of friends, or even particular individuals.
There is, however, a significant design flaw present in this new feature. Facebook users can select which types of strangers can view their profile. That is, a student … Read more