Facebook has reached a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that the social network deceived consumers when it promised to keep personal information private. Most allegations stem from the 2009 privacy changes, which had much of the Internet up in arms.
Those changes reset search settings and made a number of items public even when a user had set them to "Friends Only." This included the publishing of friends lists, network information, and profile pictures.
The Facebook settlement ensures that this won't happen again.