Tom Warren reporting for The Verge:
Those who are not surprised by the news coming out about the Facebook Privacy problems also find this frustrating. We do not have to participate our sign up for Facebook to have our data. New York Times was one of the news outlets to report on this.
As life is stranger than fiction, I just signed up for a Facebook account so I could connect with the local Beekeepers Association. This association has no web presence outside of Facebook. I only have one friend so far :)