I'd like to know if a feature like this is planned.
Every registered user can be assigned to a "user category" out of a administrator defined set eg. "friends", "parents", "coworker", "boss","mysweetlove" and so on, and of course "anonymous"
For every new post or static page on the blog, the author can choose the user category (and so the set of registered users) that are able to see the post, or everybody by default. Obviously the rss/atom feed must honor the same access control. I really need this feature for legal reasons imposed by my hosting. i'd like to set a bounty for this feature. i'm not able to develop it by myself due to lack of time, but i'd be glad to give a personal donation of 20 euros (via paypal with credit card) for this feature added in a reasonable time (a month).