^Yes I also got an alert in my email about it a couple of days ago saying the same and instructing about you can restrict it in some where in Settings
but I didn't just put an eye on it and ignored thinking that Facebook can do it :/ ....
but then instantly I went on Facebook Logged in and followed the instructions in the email I got
Moved to Settings -> Chose Privacy Settings -> Clicked News Feed and Wall -> Then Facebook Ads. according to that email I have had to uncheck the checkbox there. but fortunately that was already checked off
I just read the instructions there and they really didn't seem to me being like that they will be publishing the Photos this way. any ways I left the checkbox unchecked and left the facebook.
and see now what Facebook is alerting when you go through
Moved to Settings -> Chose Privacy Settings -> Clicked News Feed and Wall -> Then Facebook Ads.
Links in image
whole story on Facebook blog http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=110636457130
Help Center http://www.facebook.com/help.php?page=935
I am not going to read the whole story big enough.
but I personally think they (not only Facebook) can not do this stupidity (if they a very secure platform and able to provide enough security). they are very strict in privacy control. and they know what an individual can do against them in this regard.
but I am the one who is in the Haters list of Facebook. not only for security and privacy but also for some other means.