Who among us does not know Anonymous?
Anonymous is a group spread through the Internet while staying hidden, the Anonymous collective has become increasingly associated with collaborative, international hacktivism, undertaking protests and other actions, often with the goal of promoting internet freedom and freedom of speech. Actions credited to “Anonymous” are undertaken by unidentified individuals who apply the Anonymous label to themselves as attribution.
Anonymous, the group that did big hacking operations like : Attack on Sony, Paypal, Amazon, PlayStation Network, Spanich Police, etc.
Recently Anonymous Group announced the targeting of the social network Facebook for violating users’ privacy and leaking private information to the Investigation of some countries, including Egypt, Syria. As announced by Anonymous, the Facebook operation is set for November 5th, 2011.
This what has been said in Anonymous video :
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.
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, Think for a while and prepare for a day that will go down in history. November 5 2011
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