Anonymous threatens to take down Facebook on November 5, 2011. Can they, really??
Inspired by Guy Fawkes Night commemorated every year primarily in Great Britain, and brought into the spotlight in the movie V for Vendetta — Anonymous group vows to ‘destroy’ Facebook on Saturday, November 5th, 2011. How they are going to do it and will they succeed? I can not wait to find out!
I have not been active on Facebook at all until I got myself a smart phone with unlimited internet access and easy social network connect capabilities, now it is almost impossible NOT to be on it all the time! I would probably be secretly happy if they could in fact take down Facebook, DELETE it’s entire database!! That’s what I’d like. If only they could hack the social network even for a few hours, enough to remove forever its content then all users could start over. A clean slate!! Who wouldn’t want that?! It’ll give everyone an excuse to ‘unfriend’ and ‘unlike’ people and things forever!
Partial transcript of the video:
Attention Citizens of the World,
We are Anonymous. 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’re a willing activist 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 they can spy on people from all around the world.
#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
Who are these people hiding behind masks?
According to good ol’ reliable Wikipedia: Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is a group initiating active civil disobedience and spread through the Internet while staying hidden, originating in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan, representing the concept of many online community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain. It is also generally considered to be a blanket term for members of certain Internet subcultures, a way to refer to the actions of people in an environment where their actual identities are not known.
Anonymous have taken down websites representing banks, religions, and governments. What or who could stop them from stopping the social giant Facebook?
Go Ahead, share this news on your Facebook wall! Doesn’t that sound odd?! LOL.