Facebook "Developers"

Here’s a little ditty about Facebook to make you feel like you need to take a shower.

Go to “My Privacy” and click “Edit Settings” under “Everyone”. See the box under “Facebook Development Platform?” Checking it gives Facebook permission to provide “Facebook Site Information” developers (Default is checked). Who are developers? Err, well, apparently just about anyone.

From the http://developers.facebook.com/tos.php”>Facebook Development Platform Terms of Service:

(b) Examples of Facebook Site Information. The Facebook Site Information may include, without limitation, the following information, to the extent visible on the Facebook Site: your name, your profile picture, your gender, your birthday, your hometown location (city/state/country), your current location (city/state/country), your political view, your activities, your interests, your musical preferences, television shows in which you are interested, movies in which you are interested, books in which you are interested, your favorite quotes, the text of your “About Me” section, your relationship status, your dating interests, your relationship interests, an encrypted user ID associated with your significant other’s Facebook Site profile, your summer plans, your Facebook user network affiliations, your education history, your work history, your course information, copies of photos in your Facebook Site photo albums, metadata associated with your Facebook Site photo albums (e.g., time of upload, album name, comments on your photos, etc.), the total number of messages sent and/or received by you, the total number of unread messages in your Facebook in-box, the total number of “pokes” you have sent and/or received, the total number of wall posts on Wall ™, a list of encrypted user IDs mapped to your Facebook friends, your social timeline, and events associated with your Facebook profile.

(c) Developer Agreement. Developers will be contractually required to use the Facebook Site Information only in accordance with the Developer Agreement. However, Facebook cannot guarantee that each Developer will comply with its contractual requirements, and Facebook does not assume any liability or responsibility for any Developer’s actions or website, or for enforcing the Developer Agreement against any Developer.

(f) You may revoke your permission for Facebook to provide Facebook Site Information to Developers at any time through the means provided in your privacy settings. However, you acknowledge that Facebook does not have the ability to cause Developers to delete Facebook Site Information once it has been provided to them. Therefore, you acknowledge and agree that revocation of permission to provide Facebook Site Information to Developers will be effective only following the date of revocation, and will not require Facebook to delete (or to cause any Developer to delete or stop using) any Facebook Site Information provided to that Developer prior to your revocation of permission


Translation: We are Facebook. We can go anywhere and do anything. ph33r.