Under the innocuous headline, "Facebook gets poked in latest privacy gaffe," The Register writes: "Facebook's privacy rules aren't as watertight as the company would have its users believe."
Meanwhile, if one comment thread on BoingBoing is any indication, the level of user indignation and fear over potential privacy lapses on Facebook appears to be waning.
"I'm probably alone in this, but I really don't give a damn about my privacy," writes Promethean Sky, while BungaDunga notes: "Not exactly a surprise. We've known apps could do this; it's not a bug, it's a feature. It's how the API works."
Facebook insiders tell The Journal that the latest privacy breach was purely accidental, while, officially, the company says it's taking steps to "dramatically" limit the exposure of users' personal information.