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muser
10-08-2011, 08:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWQTS8zqYXU


Operation Facebook

DATE: November 5, 2011.


TARGET: https://facebook.com

Press:
Twitter : https://twitter.com/OP_Facebook
http://piratepad.net/YCPcpwrl09
Irc.Anonops.Li #OpFaceBook
Message:

Attention citizens of the world,

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 are a willing hacktivist 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 that they can spy on people from all around the world. Some of these so-called whitehat infosec firms are working for authoritarian governments, such as those of Egypt and Syria.

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. Facebook knows more about you than your family. http://www.physorg.com/news170614271.htmlhttp://itgrunts.com/2010/10/07/facebook-steals-numbers-and-data-from-your-iph....

You cannot hide from the reality in which you, the people of the internet, live in. 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.

The riots are underway. It is not a battle over the future of privacy and publicity. It is a battle for choice and informed consent. It's unfolding because people are being raped, tickled, molested, and confused into doing things where they don't understand the consequences. 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. When a service is "free," it really means they're making money off of you and your information.

Think for a while and prepare for a day that will go down in history. November 5 2011, #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
Expect us

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/anonymous-facebook-2011-8?op=1#ixzz1UekJTp8f

lanugo
10-08-2011, 10:15 PM
I was calling for years for some righteous hacker group to take down the nascent Borg collective. I'm really hoping they'll make it.

pattycakes
10-08-2011, 10:35 PM
yes.

edit: the read more link at the end says that it's probably just going to be a ddos attack. really hoping for more. few bombs in the server rooms would be more appropriate.

blacktulip
11-08-2011, 05:55 AM
Like.

slowtrain
11-08-2011, 07:08 AM
Like.

Heheh, that made me laugh.

I support this endeavour. Man was I annoyed when i found you couldn't actually delete your account.

Thing that worries me is that I know there are plenty of photos of me uploaded on htere by people I know that I have no control over.

blacktulip
11-08-2011, 08:58 AM
Man was I annoyed when i found you couldn't actually delete your account.

I think they might have got that part wrong. Deactivation and deletion are defined here: http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=224562897555674

Ulala
11-08-2011, 12:02 PM
I approve of this. Thing is, even if it went down permanently, people would just move to Google+ and continue the cycle. I sorely doubt that most Facebook users care who has their details - posting photos of themselves looking faintly ridiculous, paying to pretend to be a farmer and being needlessly antagonistic and paranoid are far higher up their list of priorities than their information security.

As I see it, the popularity of Facebook is tied into the fascination with celebrity. Having a place on the internet where you, an largely anonymous individual, can, effectively, pimp yourself to an audience allows the you who daydreams of fame to vicariously experience a fraction thereof - people react to what you have to say, comment on pictures of you looking either glamourous or dishevelled, and so forth. The point is, self-aggrandisement is intoxicating for many people, their privacy is of scant importance.

As for deletion and deactivation, well, chinny reckon. (Or Jimmy Hill, or your preferred gesture of suspicion.) They have to keep your details on file - the account might not be active but it doesn't disappear forever, just as a business keeps details of all its former staff.

Facebook is an inoperable canker on the lungs of the innocent children of the world.

pattycakes
11-08-2011, 02:03 PM
yeah, worse than anything for me is the idea of being an impressionable teen and going on facebook. pretty much your worldview being fed to you.

IdleRich
11-08-2011, 03:46 PM
Planned for the resonant date of 5th November. Guess that the anonymous person who thought that up is English.

Sectionfive
11-08-2011, 04:31 PM
I remember reading somewhere before that the deed poll will be doing a brisk trade in future when all the kids brought up with social media will clamour to distance themselves from their old identity. :slanted:

pattycakes
11-08-2011, 04:32 PM
or just a fan of v for vendetta?

seems like quite a few of them are based in the uk tho

blacktulip
11-08-2011, 06:59 PM
I remember reading somewhere before that the deed poll will be doing a brisk trade in future when all the kids brought up with social media will clamour to distance themselves from their old identity. :slanted:

http://js.tresbienshop.net/media/catalog/product/cache/2/small_image/270x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/j/w/jwm-claspjacket-green-1.jpg

Mr. Tea
11-08-2011, 08:56 PM
Crucial viewing - South Park (http://allsp.com/), 'You Have 0 Friends' (series 14, ep 4).

Sectionfive
12-08-2011, 12:28 AM
Splitters

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/anonymous-does-not-support-killing-facebook-on-november-5/2450?tag=search-results-rivers;item19

slowtrain
12-08-2011, 05:39 AM
Planned for the resonant date of 5th November. Guess that the anonymous person who thought that up is English.

the v for vendetta / guy fawkes connection has been around for yonks.


@blacktulip - thanks for that link. it's curious though, because I know lots of my data can still be accessed even though my account is 'deactivated' - anything i posted on someone elses wall, or if someone has had a conversation on mine they can still access all those.

Luckily I mostly just posted a whole lot of gibberish.

luka
12-08-2011, 08:34 AM
As I see it, the popularity of Facebook is tied into the fascination with celebrity. Having a place on the internet where you, an largely anonymous individual, can, effectively, pimp yourself to an audience allows the you who daydreams of fame to vicariously experience a fraction thereof - people react to what you have to say, comment on pictures of you looking either glamourous or dishevelled, and so forth.

in all honesety this is certainly the appeal of facebook for me. its why its such a great idea.

Corpsey
12-08-2011, 10:59 PM
I can see why people hate facebook but personally I find it useful for staying in touch with people, finding out about events etc. Mind you I pretty much know all of my friends on there. Creating a public image for others to react to = socialising in general, non?

Yeah but I suppose it is evil in many ways. Advertising, cultivation of ''I have more friends than you'' attitude etc.

pattycakes
13-08-2011, 12:13 AM
the 'makes things easier' argument for facebook doesn't really justify the negative sides of it imo.

there's way too much evil lurking between the lines.

muser
15-08-2011, 11:05 PM
the main reason I dislike facebook is because its lke a incubator for narcicism, admittedly so can forums and YT etc but it is so huge it clearly will be having an effect on global human culture. It is also massively powerful like google which is scary. Hopefully this is real and not just some 2 min DDos you'll hear about after the time, will be entertaining at least.

slowtrain
16-08-2011, 07:45 AM
There is a really good, erm, 'extended review' of The Social Network by Zadie Smith that addresses pretty well some of the problems I have with facebook.


The last defense of every Facebook addict is: but it helps me keep in contact with people who are far away! Well, e-mail and Skype do that, too, and they have the added advantage of not forcing you to interface with the mind of Mark Zuckerberg—but, well, you know. We all know. If we really wanted to write to these faraway people, or see them, we would. What we actually want to do is the bare minimum, just like any nineteen-year-old college boy who’d rather be doing something else, or nothing.

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2010/nov/25/generation-why/?pagination=false


Also interesting reading about 'web 2.0' vs 'web 1.0' - how in the early days of the internet you didn't have a facebook page, you had an enitre website (on geocities) that you designed and made yourself... Interesting to see the way that its changed.

luka
16-08-2011, 10:55 AM
zadie smith is easy on th eye but a horrible rambling inspid writer.

slowtrain
17-08-2011, 01:06 AM
zadie smith is easy on th eye but a horrible rambling inspid writer.

yeah i agree i dont like her much but her views on facebook are quite good

Leo
18-08-2011, 03:29 PM
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just received this now, maybe they are starting early!