I find it hilarious because, while I don't agree with half of Facebook's public/private settings, I also tend not to give a shit for my own personal reasons. Just sayin', you want all my info, I try to give it, you take it away...
The splash page for this also reeks of Apple-esque design. Perhaps this was done in other Facebook promotional pieces as well and I'm just now noticing it, but I wanted to point it out for the hell of it.
Update: I had to press hide on several hundred photos for this to go away. Nice update.
Update2: There appear to be facebook partisans that think not having choice is a good thing? Really?
If it's in my photos the date and context are much clearer than they are on the main section of your profile.
I'd say the bigger problem in this case is her lack of understanding, not the technological failure on Facebook's part, which most users should be acclimated with by now.
(Keep in mind this is hypothetical in the sense that I have not asked him how he feels about this; I'm imagining how I would feel in his situation.)
Then these photos are suppressed from your profile and from your photos section.
It'll be interesting to see peoples' reactions to the overhaul.
They also usually cycle between adding new functionality, and then stripping down the designs to its essentials. This is more of an Essentialist design, which I like; I've been waiting for a redesign since their last one added all the weird things.
IMO their photo support was very poor. Perhaps not broken but I'd "upgrade" to get better support for larger images where one can actually make out peoples faces in group photos, etc..
I still don't use facebook much anymore though. Doubt this will change that.
Personally I almost never leave the home page ...