Skip to comments.Hacker Group Anonymous Vows To Destroy Facebook On November 5
Posted on 08/10/2011 12:16:59 AM PDT by tlb
Anonymous, which has been responsible for cyber-attacks on the Pentagon, News Corp, and others, has vowed to destroy Facebook on November 5th (which should ring a bell).
Citing privacy concerns and the difficulty involved in deleting a Facebook account, Anonymous hopes to "kill Facebook."
The full text of the announcement, made on YouTube and reported by Village Voice, is below:
DATE: November 5, 2011
Attention citizens of the world,
We wish to get your attention, hoping you heed the warnings as follows:
Your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed. If you are a willing hacktivist or a guy who just wants to protect the freedom of information then join the cause and kill facebook for the sake of your own privacy.
Facebook has been selling information to government agencies and giving clandestine access to information security firms so that they can spy on people from all around the world. Some of these so-called whitehat infosec firms are working for authoritarian governments, such as those of Egypt and Syria.
Everything you do on Facebook stays on Facebook regardless of your "privacy" settings, and deleting your account is impossible, even if you "delete" your account, all your personal info stays on Facebook and can be recovered at any time. Changing the privacy settings to make your Facebook account more "private" is also a delusion. Facebook knows more about you than your family.
This is our world now. We exist without nationality, without religious bias. We have the right to not be surveilled, not be stalked, and not be used for profit. We have the right to not live as slaves.
We are anonymous We are legion We do not forgive We do not forget Expect us
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I'm not totally certain which side to root for.
The country may be better off without it, whatever it is that it does. Seems to be some sort of liberal networking thing?
Just to be on the safe side, copy your list of friends so you can reconstruct your account after the hacking and the dehacking.
This should be interesting. I wonder if HGA can pull it off.
This is fantastic news. I am tired of people I didn’t like 20 years ago contacting me today to chat. Rock on hackers.
I don’t understand why people consciously enter so much of their personal information into a corporate database.
Yeah! I waste too much time on there anyway. I just hope they don’t get mad at Free Republic.
Be my guest.
NSA needs to hunt them down and ex them out- toss the bodies in acid.
Messing with the net is cutting the working Joe’s only voice.
oh yea. today’s version of a person FBI file... that they keep up to date themselves.
why would anyone want to keep such a thing going?
Facebook is a tottering house of cards built on MySQL, which is nowhere near robust enough to handle what it’s being asked to do. If Anon can damage the underlying database environment, it will basically be impossible to reconstruct.
Wait until one of these hackers hits your bank account, or the computers controlling the power grid.
Once they feel the power of anonymously "sticking it to the Man" that adrenalin rush will demand to be fed.
They start with a 'righteous cause' and soon any whim of theirs will be deemed righteous.
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Lord Acton
"Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it" William Pitt the Elder
FB’s underlying architecture is a house of cards. It’s shouldn’t be too difficult for the hackers to accomplish their goal.
That’s what I can’t figure out. If you don’t like Facebook, don’t use it. Nobody is putting a gun to your head and ordering you to sign up.
Good, sometimes you have to set a backfire to stop an out of control wildfire, of which the government really is.
Its out of control searching and filing information on every square inch and minute of your life.
I am in the mood to feel some alliance with groups like this, they are acting and actually doing something, unlike a whole lot of people who are just sitting and waiting.
Won’t bother me a bit...don’t do FB or MySpace.
I agree. What they are doing is giving the State the fodder they need to demand Big-Brother control over a very powerful media that the people use to keep an eye on the State.
The last half of the posted body gave me flashbacks to Neo (’The Matrix’) talking to the head computer thingy at the end of the movie.. lol
The wussies in Congress (both parties, both houses) need to start hearings on THIS, NOW, and have a death penalty on the books for this type of crime.
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