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Hackers Anonymous Vow To “Kill Facebook” Nov. 5th

image from In case you needed another reason to make your own web site the hub of your activity, legendary hacker Anonymous say they'll force Facebook offline on November 5, 2011. Why? Privacy according to a press release apparently issued by the group yesterday. "Attention citizens of the world," tweeted Anonymous. "We wish to get your attention, hoping you heed the warnings we bring to you."  Here is the full text of the Anonymous Facebook press release:

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.….

You cannot hide from the reality in which you, the people of the internet, live in. Facebook is the opposite of the Antisec cause. You are not safe from them nor from any government. One day you will look back on this and realise what we have done here is right, you will thank the rulers of the internet, we are not harming you but saving you.

The riots are underway. It is not a battle over the future of privacy and publicity. It is a battle for choice and informed consent. It's unfolding because people are being raped, tickled, molested, and confused into doing things where they don't understand the consequences. Facebook keeps saying that it gives users choices, but that is completely false. It gives users the illusion of and hides the details away from them "for their own good" while they then make millions off of you. When a service is "free," it really means they're making money off of you and your information.

Think for a while and prepare for a day that will go down in history. November 5 2011, #opfacebook . Engaged.

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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  1. This is the most sad attempt at some kids idea of recreating ” the 5th of November from ‘ v for vendetta'” dumbest thing I’ve ever hear

  2. Never underestimate the need for a hacker to find a good challenge.
    This is either a joke OR they’re actually, legitimately hellbent on doing this and are giving interested parties enough time to allow for a proper battle.

  3. 5th of November from V for Vendetta? Ha! That’s the date Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the houses of parliament, which inspired V.
    Anonymous don’t often say they’re going to do something and then don’t. Time will tell.

  4. obviously most of you all have never heard of Anonymous, and your uninformed ignorant posts prove his point. BTW Dog the bounty hunter as a source, really?

  5. Good point. But how about using these gifts for programming to make an alternative to Facebook that people can use to get in touch with each other (which is one of the good things about FB) – and make it in a way that it works WITHOUT all the evils that Facebook has? That would be more contructive.
    The hackers are not gonna save our minds from the evils of the world if they just remove something that people use and like (despite the evils). Provide an alternative. A better way to prove your point. AND it’s constructive – not destructive.
    They’re just like the socalled demonstraters out there destroying things instead of providing a substitute or solutions. Destruction solves nothing when all that is left is rubble. Build the new house first.
    And why don’t they also attack Google?

  6. It’s a sad reflection on a ‘society’ when those without a voice have to express themselves thru desperate measures.
    By the way do you think they would let anyone build a ‘FB or G ect’ with out all of their bad qualities ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. They’re saying that Facebook violates privacy? A web site which requires uses to voluntarily sign up of their own volition … which clearly exists for the sole purpose of publishing information about yourself on the Internet … which only displays information the users personally upload … is violating privacy?
    This just goes to show what a sad little group of script kiddies Anonymous really is.

  8. I agree with Bulbus .. 100% so Facebook found a way to make money off my name and where I went to school? Good for them.. I like chatting online with friends… It’s not the worst deal I ever made… What I hate though.. is all the spam email i keep getting.. all the win an ipod for free bullshit and fucking online shitty ass games everyone plays… *Shrug* to each his own..

  9. This *best* be a hoax! Who the hell are they to destroy something which certainly millions (billions???) of people ENJOY and voluntarily use. It’s that sort of close mind thinking that gets us into dictaorships. You’re taking away our free will – to save our free will. Where’s the sense in that. They’re just going to piss A LOT of people off.

  10. You guys are dumb. This was a shout out to the England riots….
    Please to remember,
    the fifth of November,
    gun-powder treason and plot.
    I see no reason,
    why gun-powder treason,
    should ever be forgot.
    The date is a joke, you all over thought it.

  11. What a crummy day to choose, Guy Fawkes failed and I’m betting they do to.
    Besides it’s my birthday. I think it is a hoax. They didn’t announce the stuff they did before did they? If that’s true then they are starting to want publicity instead of anonymity. The beginning of the end for anonymous.

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