i’ve listened to plenty of people complain recently and have read hundreds of reviews and positions on the topic of privacy and facebook.
my take? grow up. be a big person (tech literate or not) and deal with it. they wrote the code. you are benefiting from that code. you’re not paying anything for the experience. you don’t like it? get out. you’re not competent enough to understand controls or settings? get out.
if enough people leave, they will have rethink or augment their decision process. o, wait, they’re still adding thousands (hundreds of thousands?) of users per day. sorry, you lose.
take responsibility and quit leaning on other people. have expectations of yourself and if you decide to use something for free, stop whining. don’t like it? vote with your feet.