An English girl used Facebook to invite over 21,000 users to her 15th birthday party. So far, 8K have RSVP'd. Needless to say, it was an accident. It was a lesson well learned since her birthday party is now cancelled.
Perhaps it was the girl's fault. Perhaps, it was also the confusing Facebook privacy settings deliberately created to obfuscate any understanding of what an information an user is sharing.
I think this really calls for Facebook to abandon their practice of opting out before something dangerous and deadly really happens. I don't think Facebook is on firm legal ground with regards to how they view privacy on a social network. Worse for them, they are inviting Congressional or other governmental oversight.
More at The Telegraph
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