Why should anyone treat someone differently just because they have a record of killing someone who argued with them?
Well, I sure as hell ain't gonna argue with them!
Well, for one thing, viewing and distribution of pictures of a typical rape is not a crime in the US. Ergo, not a thought crime.
You have such a thing as a "thought crime" in US law? If not, then by your logic, nothing is a 'thought crime'. Could you please make up your mind if you want to discuss current US law, or how you want the law to be?
Ok, that's not quite fair, most people who are raped know they were raped and they probably know if they were recorded. So, in that case, maybe they do feel injured but how does making it illegal make them any less injured?.
How does this argument differ from the punishment of the crime of rape itself? How does making the crime of [insert any crime that injures someone] illegal make the victim feel any less injured?
Whether they are passed around to a million people or just two, the original victim will never know.
Well, I have to call a  on that one.
possession of kiddie porn is just another thought crime.
Well, tell that to the kids (and the parents) that have to live with the images of them (or their kids) being abused, is traded on the Internet.
Imagine your having a girlfriend, and her being raped. Sharing pictures of that after the fact - just a thought crime?
The exact information you get when installing a Facebook application (could be some kind of game) is this:
"Allowing [name of application] access will let it pull your profile information, photos, your friends' info, and other content that it requires to work."
Note the "that it requires to work" part that I took the liberty of bold'ing.
Do you really think the average user thinks; "Oh yeah, let me give this little game access to my friends personal data, because it totally requires access to those data to work"?
But the problem stands: Facebook promises me, as a user, control over my private data, but lets my friends - knowingly or unknowingly - overrule my control over my private data.
No, "Private" as in "only friends I have chosen to share information with", not as in "and every application that they are stupid enough to install".
And you are missing the point
No one is "feeding the information" to an application. The application is sucking the information without anyone being aware of it.
The solution it simple:
Whenever one of my friends grants an application access to my data, Facebook should ask me:
"You have chosen NOT to share information with applications on Facebook. Your friend XYZ has now granted Application APP1 access to your profile. What would you like to do now?
[ALLOW]---[BLOCK APP1 ACCESS TO YOUR PROFILE]---[REMOVE XYZ FROM FRIEND LIST]"
But here is what Facebook tells their users:
We understand you may not want everyone in the world to have the information you share on Facebook; that is why we give you control of your information.
Facebook follows two core principles:
1. You should have control over your personal information.
Yeah, there is a lot of 'small print' too, but why wouldn't the average user expect the information they put on Facebook to be private, unless they change some (default) setting?
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. -- Pablo Picasso