UPDATE on Thursday, Dec. 10: In response to your feedback, we’ve improved the Friend List visibility option described below. Now when you uncheck the “Show my friends on my profile” option in the Friends box on your profile, your Friend List won’t appear on your profile regardless of whether people are viewing it while logged into Facebook or logged out. This information is still publicly available, however, and can be accessed by applications. Thanks again for your comments and suggestions.
This latest update is not enough. The only difference here is that the bar for abuse is raised marginally to those with some technical ability (the same people who would have abused it anyway). Facebook, you have not “improved the Friend List visibility option,” you have simply insulted the intelligence of your users.
Unacceptable. We tire of your dog and pony show.
See my other posts on the latest Facebook privacy fiasco: