'Openbook' Lets You Search Facebook Status Updates, Even if You Don't Have an AccountS

Need another reminder of how relaxed Facebook's privacy settings have become? Openbook lets you search Facebook status updates, regardless of whether or not you have a Facebook account. Go on, search for "rectal exam." We know you want to.

In case you still thought it was a good idea to write about how much you hate your boss, Openbook's entirely legal search capability should disabuse you of that notion. Coded using Facebook's public, documented APIs, the site gives anyone on the internet the ability to search status updates that aren't protected.

Of course, people are already having fun with it:

'Openbook' Lets You Search Facebook Status Updates, Even if You Don't Have an AccountS

[Openbook; pic via AP]