What Outrage? Privacy-Busting Facebook Hits 500M Users
Site welcomes 500 millionth user
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Jul 22, 2010 2:41 AM CDT
Laughing all the way to the bank.   (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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(Newser) Facebook spent the last six months pissing off users, and what do they get? More users! Though the social network sparked outrage by changing its privacy settings and appropriating user data, Zuckerberg & Co. are stronger than ever, writes Ryan Tate on Gawker, noting that yesterday the site welcomed its 500 millionth user. Apparently, Tate writes, we need Facebook more than Facebook needs us.