Viral marketing

As seen in my Facebook notifications. Facebook apps in general are shady business, but this just seems downright predatory.

For those who don't know, any application you add potentially gives the author carte blanche access to anything you can see on Facebook. Friends' updates, list of friends' friends, not to mention almost anything you've bothered to fill out about yourself. Think about that before you go handing the keys to the kingdom over to LivingSocial or any of the other application developers.