Monday, August 22, 2011

Hacker Group Sets Nov 5, 2011 as Facebook Destruction Date

There are millions of people worldwide who use Facebook every day for uploading pictures, videos, and information about where they are, what they're doing, and how they're feeling. There is one group of people, however, who has decided to make a stand against the privacy, or lack thereof, that Facebook has given its millions of users.

The matter of a user's privacy on websites like Facebook has been an ongoing debate among a very large number of people. Despite the fact that the vast majority of Facebook itself can be set to only allow your friends to see anything at all except your name and a picture, the applications that millions of people use through Facebook are constantly getting your information and using it for any number of things -- everything from deciding which ads to show on sidebars to gaining your computer's location based on your IP address.
Certain members of the hacker group known as Anonymous have decided to make a stand against Facebook; through a message sent to Internet users all over the world via YouTube, the group has declared it is going to "kill Facebook" Nov. 5, 2011. Strange that an organization devoted to finding, getting, and using your information is concerned about the privacy that Facebook offers.
Information from states that this comes after the group's Google+ account, called "Your Anon News," was banned. The group also has plans to create its own social networking website at They state that this networking website will be "a new social network where there is no fear of censorship, blackout and nor of holding back." 
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