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.
August 10, 2011 1:54 by shafeer
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?