Hacking group Anonymous has announced that on November 5 they will destroy Facebook, “the medium of communication you all so dearly adore.”
Posted in a YouTube video the group says they will “kill” Facebook on Nov. 5 while claiming they are doing it for “Your own privacy”, while adding, “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.”
The group continues:
“Everything you do on Facebook stays on Facebook regardless of your ‘privacy’ settings, and deleting your account is impossible,” while adding, “One day you will look back on this and realize what we have done here is right.”
Apparently the groups plans don’t sit well with at least part of their group who have begun publicly distancing themselves from the “kill Facebook” campaign.
Facebook programmers vs. Anonymous hackers? This could easily turn into a pay per view event that could rival top UFC fights.
Here’s the official Anonymous Facebook Attack Announcement:
I know Anonymous likes to think they are doing everything for the good of society, but I know my privacy is being sold and I could care less, users who don’t like Facebook can simply disconnect and if enough users take that route Facebook won’t be killed by some lines of programming code, it will be killed because the people have spoken.