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Killing Facebook—no more status updates after Nov. 5?

…is a bit of a joke, really. Yet one group of internet hackers, intelligently called Anonymous, have taken it on as a mission.

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August 10, 2011 1:54 by



Remember the fifth of November?

Well if you remember it for the gunpowder, treason and plot—one group of hackers intend to change that.

A group of internet hackers called Anonymous have released a video detailing the plans of their Operation Facebook—an attempt to kill Facebook, once and for all on November 5th. Incidentally, a quick look through other Anonymous videos posted on YouTube will reveal the group’s fondness for donning Guy Fawkes’ masks and automated voices; thus the November the 5th deadline (See what they did there?).

If you haven’t already, have a look at the video, in which the automated voice warns “Your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed”

Now, there is no doubt that Facebook’s trove of personal information isn’t a cause for genuine concern, consider the case of a 20-year-old woman who said her Facebook and e-mail accounts were hacked by a man who ransomed the accounts with a request of nude photos of her. But is a call to “kill” (whatever that means) Facebook, really in order? What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you think, that vigilante hackers like Anonymous should take matters in their hands; or does the solution lie more along the lines of users utilising more responsibility in disclosing personal information?



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  1. Latitude Theory on August 16, 2011 11:41 am

    ..so long as the police officers use their real names, then no problem. So long as members of the intelligence community use their real names, no problem. So long as victims of violent crimes use their real names, sure, no problem. So long as investigative journalists use their own, real names, no problem. So long as “Common Sense Media” is not trying to ‘avoid censorship’ by preventing the truth from coming out, due to obvious reprisals from actions taken by concerned people who expose corruption, then no problem. I say, fuck Randi. She should pull her head out of her ass, perhaps publish her “real phone number” will her cell, her street address, the color of the top underwear drawer in her bedroom, and remove all the “closed doors” from every corner of the globe… starting with China. Stupid fucking people, this is why nepotism is a real, real, real, real BAD thing. And why political figures like the Clinton dynasty should stay the fuck out of the IT world.

     

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