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Facebook traffic up despite privacy concerns

June 8, 2010 |  6:00 am

Facebook welcomed more than 130.3 million unique U.S. visitors in May, up 8.6 million from April, according to a report from market research firm comScore. Facebookmaychart  

The rise came despite growing criticism of the social network's handling of users' privacy.

Last month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that his company needed to do a better job of handling privacy. Shortly after, it launched revamped privacy settings.

The average user didn't seem to care that much. Facebook is now home to more than 400 million active users worldwide. Its privacy and security levels appear to mean little to those who want to connect with friends, view pictures of long-lost buddies and play some FarmVille.

In fact, Quit Facebook Day came and went last Monday, and just 30,000 users committed to leave the network as part of that effort. 

-- Don Reisinger

Graph: Facebook's growing number of unique U.S. visitors. Credit: ComScore