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Old 10th August 2011, 04:38 AM   #1
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Default Facebook To Be Destroyed On Nov 5th ?

As per words from hacktivist group Anonymous have begun #OpFacebook, a specifc AnonOps that has this stated goal:

"Your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed"

Anonymous have previously tackled corporations like Sony and the leadership of Syria have now taken up war against the world's largest social network. Their reaons -

"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."

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"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."

The takedown is scheduled to on November 5th.

Is this the end of Facebook?

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Old 10th August 2011, 06:54 AM   #2
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anonymous and hackivist really get recognition by piggybacking on the recognition of these other companies like facebook, sony, etc. I don't think their own expectations are that they can "end" facebook but instead they hope to get their message out by disrupting services.

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Old 10th August 2011, 08:06 AM   #3
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They can't take down a billion dollar company such as facebook with hundreds of millions of users that easily. And I highly doubt that is even true. That shouldn't be taken seriously.

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Old 10th August 2011, 10:28 AM   #4
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i would be ok with it. People should get back to more productive things.

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Old 10th August 2011, 01:18 PM   #5
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I guess all my marketing efforts would be destroyed with it too

But I would think facebook would have pretty good security measures to protect their company as best as they can...

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Old 11th August 2011, 04:35 AM   #6
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Its more like people trying to gain some limelight at the expense of a giant. I think Facebook can be relied upon to take appropriate measures in securing its services.

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Old 11th August 2011, 04:36 AM   #7
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But the allegations made against FB...are they real ? That's something to be considered.

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Old 11th August 2011, 10:14 AM   #8
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It sounds believable to me (Facebook selling information to the government) But if your not a criminal the government isn't looking into your profile anyway. What good is an average joe's information anyway, the government can easily find you if your not trying to hide already.

This hack group has already made there name. Why wouldn't this be possible? (anonymous actually taking over Facebook) It would obviously take more efforts then Sony, but they said "Sony was easy" who knows the true capabilities of this group?

I'm not saying it is definitely going to happen but the possibility isn't ruled out. But ruling it out just because Facebook is Facebook is not realistic. They might not shut it down for good but they could do some kind of damage for a certain amount of time.

The dumb part about anonymous is they claim there trying to help or at least destroy the bad things going on. Facebook is bad because they give information to the government. Well there isn't one place that wouldn't give the government what they wanted if they asked or forced it. They target Facebook because is quick and easy to get what they want on a larger majority of people.

The government pulls information of Google and other websites all the time. How do you think they arrest child pornography viewers.

Anyway by attempting to destroy this information being givin to the government and "secure our personal information" They are really just hurting our economy with all the small businesses reliant on Facebook.

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Default This post is laughable!!!

Cant believe you would believe it! Ok, end of the world passed this year and so will the desruction of Facebook...

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...you can't compare the destruction of the world with the end of Facebook.

Like I said it may not be the end but it could go down for a while.

This is an actual group of people that have done things like this before, not some fortune telling future seeing person, Or the end of 3 different groups of people's calenders

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