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Anonymous threatening to ‘destroy’ Facebook on 5 November


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Remember, remember, the fifth of November. Virtual gunpowder, internet treason and, er, a plot against the world’s biggest social network. Maybe that rhyme needs work. Anyway, hacking collective Anonymous has announced that it plans to take down Facebook on 5 November, criticising the company’s approach to privacy in particular. “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,” claims its characteristically bombastic warning letter. “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… 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.” Source: Business Insider

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