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While I refuse to have an account on FC/twitter and the likes (complete waste of time), I do agree with FIGator81 that using it in a sensible way can still make it reasonably safe. As far as sharing information is concerned, people's stupidity is infinite: Our new receptionist sent a facebook invite to our manager when she joined the company. Last week she was off work for two days "due to her grandmother's death". She seemed so upset about it. It didn't cross her mind that the manager might read her facebook updates about a fantastic 4 day drunken trip to some friends up north. It's not that the manager was being nosey. He's new to all those sites like that and is so hooked on facebook that he behaves like a child who enjoys a new toy checking the status of all his 'online friends' (around 5) a few times a day. He didn't fire her, though. He gave her one more chance.
Hmm, some of us are sharing photos and news with family, convenient and with Friends only and only Friends I know. Probably more than 0.000001%, but I don't have stats to back it up. Neither do you, I suspect. No harm if any of it gets published anywhere but it all seems a bit unlikely, I'm not that interesting, and if anyone really wants to know, they can google lots more stuff than ever shows on fb.
That sounds like a great way to give away your photos for commercial use. Seriously though, they are probably not going to do something about the pictures, as they would loose all their members and hence value by doing so. But you do realize that pictures uploaded on facebook are their property as well?