Facebook and Google don't like each other. It's nothing new and it isn't going away. In a big dollar, Highlander world, you do what you have to do.
Today, I was reviewing my privacy settings after the new FB release and I wanted to enable "Login Approvals", under the general settings>security tab. After all, it's probably a good practice to ask for credentials when logging in from an unrecognized device. By default, this setting is set to "Approval is not required".
After checking the box to enable the feature, I got this message:
After closing the box, the setting remains unchecked.
I get it, I really do. Facebook makes privacy hard because they don't believe we need it & it's bad for business. I was unfriending people today and laughed when I realized FB didn't use check boxes to allow me to unfriend in mass. To make it worse, I had to mouseover a box, scroll to the bottom of the list which was one space from a list of ~4 options, click & then confirm (via pop-up) each unfriend. It's no secret security settings have always been unnecessarily difficult, but saying, "Want security? Can't use Chrome!" Sure, it's a swipe at Google, but it's a big FUCK YOU to all of us...your users...the ones that made you what you are today.
Message to FB: I'm apart of the vocal minority that care about my privacy and browser choice, so ignoring me doesn't seem like a big deal. There are 650+ million other users, who you are trying to earn revenue off of and most of them don't care. But know this, I'm on every new social network, evangelizing and seeding the nascent community, just like I did for you FB. I'm not asking for default privacy, b/c you err on the side of openness and that's your choice. But this kinda shit drives me crazy and keeps me looking for somewhere better.