Friday, August 12, 2011


The hacktivist group Anonymous
has issued a YouTube video in
English, Spanish and German
announcing plans to destroy the
world’s biggest social network,
The hackers offer anyone
concerned with the spread of
personal information on the web
to join the cause and “kill
Facebook for the sake of your
own privacy” in the action that
“will go down in history,” setting
the date for November 5, 2011.
“Facebook has been selling
information to government
agencies and giving clandestine
access to information security
firms so that they can spy on
people from around the world,”
the video statement, recorded in
a typical digitally-altered voice
Anonymous insists the service is
free for users for the sole reason
that their personal information is
on-sold and says the system
remembers all the changes in
user profiles, enabling the
owners of the social network to
recover any information put into
the system at any time and
recover deleted profiles.
“Facebook knows more about
you than your family,” their
message says.
November 5 is Guy Fawkes’ Night
in the UK. Fawkes was the
mastermind of the Gunpowder
Plot: in the 17th century, who
planned to assassinate King
James I by exploding the House
of Lords building with large
quantities of gunpowder. The
plot, in fact, backfired.

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