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Anonymous Vows To Destroy Facebook

Soulskill posted more than 2 years ago | from the gonna-need-a-bigger-boat dept.

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DarkOx sends this snippet from BusinessInsider: "Anonymous has vowed to destroy Facebook on November 5th (which should ring a bell). Citing privacy concerns and the difficulty involved in deleting a Facebook account, Anonymous hopes to 'kill Facebook,' the 'medium of communication [we] all so dearly adore.' They continued, 'It is not a battle over the future of privacy and publicity. It is a battle for choice and informed consent. ... 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.'"

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if not at least deface it! (5, Funny)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | more than 2 years ago | (#37038924)

if not at least deface it!

Re:if not at least deface it! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039082)

Anonymous vows to take over my balls with their tongue.

Re:if not at least deface it! (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039088)

How would we tell? Have you seen what people post?

Re:if not at least deface it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039132)

How would we tell?

The queue at the checkout in Macdonalds move faster.

All your faces (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37038932)

are belong to us?

Um, ok (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37038956)

Cant say i really think thats a great plan, but hey, I don't like facebook.

Uhm... DUH. (4, Insightful)

MikeV (7307) | more than 2 years ago | (#37038960)

How long did it take the Anonymouse script-kiddies to figure this out?
"When a service is "free," it really means they're making money off of you and your information.'"" Hello - that's been the model of free services for as long as services have been free. You guys need to get a refund for that pot you're smoking and go detox somewhere. People consider it an amicable trade. A few are inconvenienced - boo hoo. Grow a pair and move on.

Re:that's been the model of free services (2)

TaoPhoenix (980487) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039020)

I'll borrrow you as an example but incomplete post.

Facebook like it or not achieved serious traction well beyond MySpace.

So to destroy them takes a SERIOUS campaign, well beyond what a 1 shot Anonymous can do,

Google+ is promising, but not the whole answer. Neither is a MS service or an Apple service.

We need one more player with BUCKS to Show them how it's done and shut these guys up.

Re:that's been the model of free services (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039248)

How to destroy Facebook: Wait by the river long enough, and the body of your enemy will come floating by.

Re:that's been the model of free services (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039334)

If you are waiting for a white knight to build your idea of a perfect social networking and give it to you, you'll be waiting a while. If it takes more bucks than Apple has, your kids' kids will be dead before it arrives.

Re:Uhm... DUH. (3, Insightful)

darkmeridian (119044) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039054)

"A few are inconvenienced."
I don't think people understand how much information companies like Google have on its users. Unless you are completely off the grind living in a shack in Montana, credit card companies know what you're spending your money on, as does PayPal, eBay, Google Checkout, and Amazon. So does all the tracking websites with the persistent cookies. Your email, your most intimate thoughts and angriest words along with your buying habits are all in there. Google Voice is fucking ridiculous in terms of getting information. It knows who you call and text, and its learning what you're saying. (Voicemail transcription, anyone?)

If I went to your Google.com/Dashboard, I'd know a great more about you than you thought you were giving up. And that's only one aspect of the web. You are giving up more than you think.

Re:understand how much information (1)

TaoPhoenix (980487) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039134)

I mostly understand, and I'm midline.

It's Cardinal Richelieu all over again and his 6 lines to smear anyone.

Everyone has some 1.6% pages they want to keep private, so the end of the world would be 2012 with all browising histories of anyone anywhere starting with the 4000 men and women in power across the globe + 10,000 close cronies.

Re:Uhm... DUH. (5, Insightful)

artor3 (1344997) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039214)

I know what I'm giving up, and I give it up gladly for the services I receive. You may disagree. But who are you to tell the rest of us what we should and shouldn't do?

Why should I care that some companies know my buying habits? I am one of billions. There exist some unfathomably vast spreadsheets with a row that indicates I like oatmeal for breakfast and enjoy the works of Terry Pratchett. Why should that bother me? If anything it means that more stores will stock oatmeal and more quality humorous fantasy books will get made.

They certainly don't have my most intimate thoughts, because those rarely leave my lips and never enter a computer. They may have a few angry letters I wrote, but so what? I'm one of billions. No one's likely to see it, and unless it's something really egregious, no one will ever care.

Frankly, I think you're paranoid. You think that people care about tracking you, personally. Let me assure you, you're not that important. No one cares. That's a good thing. You're one of billions, and well below the notice of multinational corporations. If you're afraid of using facebook, fine, but don't go demanding it be destroyed because of your fear.

Re:Uhm... DUH. (5, Interesting)

postbigbang (761081) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039310)

But wait until you try and do something about the world. Maybe you'll run for political office. Or want to help out at child care center down the street. Wanted that teacher's license? Maybe someone will find out that people that google Cheerios, fucktards, and pantyhose are statistically proven to be terrorists and need to be rounded up and vilified. They'll look around for a while until that one row in one table in one database outs you. Then you're toast.

Re:Uhm... DUH. (5, Insightful)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039364)

A people that is willing to judge your leadership by something you might have done years ago which they found out about on facebook doesn't deserve a good leader. Maybe they should stick to the other kind - the too-good-to-be-true whitened teeth clean new shirted smooth talking liar who is going to rape them in the face the first chance s/he gets. You know, the kind we have all the time.

Re:Uhm... DUH. (1)

Darkness404 (1287218) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039354)

Exactly. You aren't that important and the data important to marketers isn't your most personal information and the data that they use in the end often benefits you in a way because marketers use that data to find an audience. If you enjoy, for example, playing Japanese RPGs, and Nintendo/Sony/Microsoft/Square/etc. see that you are one of many who enjoy that, they will release more Japanese RPGs for sale, meaning more games (or better games) for you.

Re:Uhm... DUH. (1)

Noodlenoggin (1295699) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039358)

@Artor3 (1344997)

+1
It's just soo easy to hide amongst all the noise that nobody really cares about your person as such.

Re:Uhm... DUH. (1)

cavreader (1903280) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039360)

People have gone overboard with their fear of someone knowing anything about them. They post their life stories on the Internet and turn around and complain about someone breaching their privacy. Anonymity is not a human right as a lot of these folks believe. Just paying your electric or water bill puts your information into someones database. It is entirely up to the individual to decide whether to use a social media service or conduct commercial transactions using the Internet. There are ways to obscure your web activity if you want to. Granted even the most sophisticated ways of doing so can be by passed but only when someone with the resources to do so are looking for you specifically for some reason. People are perfectly free to abandon the online and electronic communication services and move to a shack in the wilderness but even then you still need to dodge and thermal imaging satellites that pass over head. If someone is really searching for you it can accomplished without relying on the Internet but we are moving into the generations who have never experienced life without the Internet and don't realize while it might be faster to track someone today using the Internet it could also be accomplished in the pre-Internet era.

Re:Uhm... DUH. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039342)

All this information they collect, how much of it ever gets read by a human being? After someone has read some persons information (collected by face book and their ilk) , whats the worst scenario they can do to that person if that person lives in Europe or North America?

Um... (4, Informative)

hedgemage (934558) | more than 2 years ago | (#37038964)

No American has any idea why the 5th of November is significant unless they read comic books. At least that's the truth for me.

Re:Um... (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039004)

No American has any idea why the 5th of November is significant unless they read comic books. At least that's the truth for me.

True, and the movie V for Vendetta did tragically poorly at the box office. It was one of the best movies made that year yet few people bothered to see it, and not many more saw it on DVD.

I can tell you at least this American knows about the 5th of November, though...

Re:Um... (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039220)

Remember when you were young
How the hero was never hung
Always got away
Remember how the man
Used to leave you empty handed
Always, always let you down

If you ever change your mind
About leaving it all behind
Remember, remember, today
And don't feel sorry
The way it's gone
And don't you worry
'Bout what you've done

Remember when you were small
How people seemed so tall
Always had their way
Remember your ma and pa
Just wishing for movie stardom
Always, always playing a part
If you ever feel so sad
And the whole world is
driving you mad
Remember, remember, today
And don't feel sorry
'Bout the way it's gone
And don't you worry
'Bout what you've done
Oh, no, remember, remember
The fifth of November.

Re:Um... (1)

PCM2 (4486) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039288)

True, and the movie V for Vendetta did tragically poorly at the box office. It was one of the best movies made that year yet few people bothered to see it, and not many more saw it on DVD.

And some of us saw it and thought it was puerile, pandering, and plain poor.

And FWIW it completely discarded Alan Moore's original themes of fascism versus anarchism and replaced them with some kind of lib-dem feelgood wank where the conclusion has everybody dressing up in identical V masks, because apparently the new, kinder, gentler uniformity of opinion and action is much preferable to the kind they had before, and if we all just band together we can get rid of Surrogate Dick Cheney and Surrogate George Bush and elect a left-wing government. Or something.

Re:Um... (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039378)

Sometimes people are looking to place politics in films that aren't actually there; you remind me of the people who saw (clips of) The Day After Tomorrow, with the president who looked like FDR who was somehow declared to be a stand-in for Cheney.

Or have you somehow tricked yourself into thinking that the US followed the Bush Administration with a "left-wing government" - when in reality we are seeing just yet another Bush term?

Re:Um... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039078)

Or they saw V for Vendetta the MOVIE...Which is likely.

Re:Um... (2)

dingfelder (819778) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039146)

What a load of crap.

Some americans have actually read about English history.
Besides that., do you seriously believe that no americans have ever been to New Zealand, Australia or the UK in November? Any who do so are likely to know about Guy Fawkes day.

Re:Um... (1)

DarkOx (621550) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039206)

Well there is a tiny population in this country that paid some attention in their English and History courses. You are normally subjected to them while in those compulsory government detainment ^H^H^H^H^H^H^H education facilities we call high schools.

Re:Um... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039260)

Or those of us Americans who are interested in Poems or History. I don't see why the Gunpowder Treason Plot should ever be forgot. Or reattempted.

Re:Um... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039326)

Kids fighting for a miss guided sense of freedom on a day where a man was trying to turn England in to a theocracy ruled by the pope.

It would be interesting... (1)

AlienIntelligence (1184493) | more than 2 years ago | (#37038978)

It would be interesting... seeing all those pasty people crawl from their
subterranean domiciles and surrender themselves to the sun, squinting
as their virtual world, disappears.

Maybe my roommate could pick up a tan.

-AI

Re:It would be interesting... (5, Insightful)

artor3 (1344997) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039042)

The majority of people on facebook are well adjusted, sociable people. Facebook is used to let your friends know what you're up to without having to call them one by one. It's used to share photos, without having to email out links to an online album. It's used to make plans and invite people to parties. Yes, it's also used for stupid shit like Farmville, but even the people who play that generally do other things too. Methinks you're projecting.

Good luck, script kiddies... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37038984)

Facebook has more server capacity and bandwidth than most small countries. It's going to take more than a DDOS from a few thousand script kiddies to take them down.

There will be lulz (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039106)

unless they know something that we don't there is no way this is going to work or end in anything but embarrassment for the anons trying to do this.

Thanks, Everyone! (1)

Chysn (898420) | more than 2 years ago | (#37038986)

From TFA:

[Facebook] gives users the illusion of and hides the details away from them "for their own good"

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.

Well... at least everyone is looking out for my interests.

I hope they succeed. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37038996)

I hope they succeed.

Baby, Bathwater. (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039000)

Anonymous may have a technical point about Facebook's motives & mechanisms, but they've missed the point. Facebook has become something of a default mechanism for people to stay in touch and communicate, and for some people to store photos etc. To do anything to take down Facebook would be hurting many millions of blameless people. It's all very well to say that people could just go and find an alternative like Google+, but in the end it's not up to anonymous to decide unilaterally that Facebook=Bad. If they want people off Facebook "for their own good", they should mount a public information campaign and let people decide for themselves. Militancy in this case is simply the wrong, most hurtful approach.

Fallback is on us /.'er independents (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039230)

Who wants to bet that this will only make it harder for USA based hosts to provide anonymous posting? It's bad enough that everywhere you go the sites have had that growth cycle requiring a pseu-donymous logins. After all, it's the only way to cope with the internet evolution: trolls, spammers, webmaster power-trip, advertiser greed and facebook/google-style data-mining. I'd say that anonymity was already DEAD-enough, judging from the inability to leave "guest" comments in any sites that you haven't signed up for (so that at least an e-mail address has to be legit).

Now, we already heard of the FBI chasing anons in new york recently. For their next trick, they will watch that date closely and see who they catch. In a few months of this and the Wikileaks baggage of 2010/11, we'll start seeing legislation to tackle the problem in a slightly more forceful way, here in the USA. Since the USA is usually the lead in most "bad" practices, it will eventually trickle down to your local nation, just like "encrypted" Blackberry snooping did on various nations.

The end result shall be that all anon posters get flagged just as bad as with file sharing. I'm starting to feel aversion to even lurking in anon sites.

Feel the Wrath of A Million Limp-Wristed Slaps (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039014)

I'm sure some stupid kids can ping Facebook until it dies. Yep, that sounds likely. That is how the internet works.

What a great picture of Zucker they chose (1)

rebelwarlock (1319465) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039018)

FTFA: He looks like a fish. [businessinsider.com] What are the odds that they're intentionally trying to make him look dumb in an article about Anon's intent to dismantle his cash cow?

Re:What a great picture of Zucker they chose (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039032)

Actually we did it to make him look like he was about to take a big dick in the mouth. But hey, whatever floats your boat.

Re:What a great picture of Zucker they chose (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039044)

Invisible cock

While Anonymous are a bunch of dicks... (1)

gatkinso (15975) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039040)

...I have to admit they are right (in this case).

Not that being right gives them the right to destroy.

funny, and I here thought 4chan was a free website (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039048)

maybe all of them have 4chan Gold Accounts

Someone has delusions of grandeur.. (2)

Billlagr (931034) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039062)

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.

Sooo... moved from self-appointed guardians of the masses to self-appointed rulers of the internet eh? In that case..I declare myself Ruler of Australia! No, wait, Ruler of the World! One day you'll thank me for it!

Could Anonymous be GOOGLE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039068)

I bet anonymous is Google......they copy and take your money for fakes and now going after others and threatening them! Sounds like Google to me!

Re:Could Anonymous be GOOGLE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039262)

wtf are you talking about, where have you been for the last 5 years?

The hight of arrogance and hypocrisy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039074)

So, because tens of millions of people love facebook, facebook is therefore exploiting them. No, in actuality, facebook is providing – for free – a service to people who willingly sign up for it. Those bastards. It is, however, the right and duty of the omniscient anonymous to tell everyone what is good for them, because clearly they know better than the tens of millions of happy facebook users what is actually good for them. Why is it that “well intentioned” liberals always know what is best for everyone else, and then try and force their solutions down their throat? Maybe anonymous can make up a virtual Great Society for us all to die in. “Oh, Brave New World!”

Re:The hight of arrogance and hypocrisy (2)

The Dawn Of Time (2115350) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039194)

Why would you assume these people are liberals? And well-intentioned at that? They seem more like... well honestly, teenagers. Not really cohesive, politically speaking, just raging for the sake of raging. Not really caring about the harm they're causing because they've never had responsibility or faced consequences. Basking in the attention they would never get any other way. Shit like that.

Re:The hight of arrogance and hypocrisy (1)

DarkOx (621550) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039318)

Yep, Anonymous are/is pretty much just vandals. Lulz Sec at least seemed to have a clear agenda. They were doing to have a good time and to point out the stupidity and arrogance of others. Not the most noble of ambitions, no, but something you cheer for as long as it did go to far. Anonymous on the other had seems more like the London rioters. Something sets them off but they are mostly out there because they are angry at the world and just want smash something.

If Anonymous is in any way sucessful (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039076)

Millions of willing facebook users will hate you and all your future causes. And may become advocates for whatever excesses law enforcement may wish upon you.

Target (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039080)

The world is crumbling around our feet. the Middle East is lighting on fire. England is Rioting. American Congress caused the value of the dollar to fall through the floor and our major enemy is Facebook?

Re:Target (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039170)

The world is always crumbling around our feet...

Bunch of self-important pompous kiddies... (0, Redundant)

kiwimate (458274) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039098)

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

Good heavens, what a lot of drivel. They could, I suppose, just not join Facebook, but instead of taking some personal responsibility they'd rather wave their egos around. Wonderful. Whoever wrote this little piece of poetry may not be some angst-ridden prepubescent teenager, but they sure write like one.

Re:Bunch of self-important pompous kiddies... (2, Insightful)

icebraining (1313345) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039208)

You don't have to join Facebook to be tracked by them. See those Facebook buttons on almost every site? Yeah, they're using those to track you.

"When a user does not have a Facebook account, there is no cookie and no user ID available. In this case, an HTTP GET request for the 'Like' button doesn't issue a cookie.
"However, when a site is visited which includes Facebook Connect, this application issues a cookie. From that moment on, visits to other websites which display the 'Like' button result in a request for the Like button from the Facebook server including the cookie."

http://www.thinq.co.uk/2010/11/30/facebooks-button-tracking-you/ [thinq.co.uk]

Sure, it can be blocked fairly easily, but it's an opt-out, not opt-in. And many (most?) people have no idea.

November 5 (1)

newton62 (56617) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039112)

Maybe they should pick a date when someone was successful at their mission unlike your friend Guido.

November 5th is Guy Fawkes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039126)

No, it did not ring my bell

Anono-hypocrites (5, Insightful)

MikeV (7307) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039156)

Authoritarian governments by definition rule people because they think the people cannot self-rule. As in, authoritarian governments think they are "saving" their people. With that in mind, balance this quote from Anonymouse: "Some of these so-called whitehat infosec firms are working for authoritarian governments, such as those of Egypt and Syria." ...with this one a few sentences down:

"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."

Sound familiar? Anonymouse are doing what those they claim to fight against are doing. Just another dictatorship that claims to be "rulers of the internet" that defends its "dictatorship" with petty DDoS attacks and makes outlandish and extremist claims that are on par with the "We will destroy America" claims we hear from the dits in the Mid-East. In the end, Anonymouse are nothing but wannabe digital terrorists and nothing they have done or will do matters. Their activities are as much a waste of time results-wise as the Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda and all the years of ridiculous and resultsless claims, proclamations and violence had accomplished nothing, while one humble fella with a can of gasoline and a match set the dominoes falling, toppling governments in one simple act of self-immolation. And, interestingly, as much as they brag about being anonymous, a bunch of them are being rounded up by the Feds. So much for anarchistic intelligence.

Question how concerned is Mark? (3, Interesting)

DarkOx (621550) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039162)

Personally I'd be very worried if I were him. Groups like Lulz Sec have shown they have people among them who are highly capable and are able to create substantial economic losses for their targets. Anonymous has had less success notable their failure to take down Amazon, and the Credit Card processing companies. Still the threat is credible and Facebook being a one trick pony (they have no business out side their website) could be really hurt by an attack.

Me thinks Anon better come up with something a little more clever than a DDOS though or they are going to be the ones getting schooled.

Re:Question how concerned is Mark? (1)

PCM2 (4486) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039316)

Me thinks Anon better come up with something a little more clever than a DDOS though or they are going to be the ones getting schooled.

My thought was that they better hope nobody who claims to represent Anonymous tries to extort money out of Facebook between now and November 5, or anybody who does try to launch a DDOS attack on that date could be going to jail.

Re:Question how concerned is Mark? (1)

DarkOx (621550) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039348)

Very good point, I can see FBI or some other three letter agency coming down like a ton bricks if even the whisper of extortion comes into this. I would call "going to jail" a form of "getting schooled" however.

value (1)

dingfelder (819778) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039166)

Anonymous has vowed to destroy Facebook on November 5th, and even if they succeed, nothing of value will be lost.

-- there. fixed it for you.

Shyeaaa.. when pigs fly... (2)

sphantom (795286) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039172)

Though I'm against vigilante justice, I certainly agree with their motives.

HOWEVER.... Am I the only one who thinks Anon won't have much success? The worst they could probably do hack some user accounts. If they think DDOS'ing a site with the infrastructure to handle hundreds of millions of users is going to work with a bot net made up of a few hundred thousand machines, then they're probably in for a surprise. Heck didn't they already try and fail with Amazon?

Or was that Lulzsec? I get those two confused all the time.

Re:Shyeaaa.. when pigs fly... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039380)

That assumes that they're using the same technique that they used on Amazon. If they hack into and gain control of the Facebook servers that's another story.

How hard can it be? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039178)

If they say that deleting a Facebook account is difficult, how do they expect to delete 500,000,000 accounts?

Only one thing will "destroy" Facebook. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039200)

Apathy. Disinterest. Things you cannot create, or force. That is what angers Anonymous. They are no different from despots, except they have no power.

Vows to destroy facebook... (1)

oopspowsurprise (2433810) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039246)

Using private citizens compromised computers to do so... What a bunch of sanctimonious clowns. Hacking systems displaying peoples private information on the Internet without their OK yet complain about the privacy practices of facebook... At least data posted on facebook people MADE THE CHOICE to do so. Those victimized by Anonymous and Lulzsec didn't have the choice.

More accurately... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039258)

I think this may be a little bit more accurate...

"It gives users the illusion of and hides the details away from them "for their own good" while they then make millions off of [the collective users as a whole]. When a service is [offered] "free," [which costs money to provide] it really means they're making money off of [its voluntary users] and [the] information [they provide, voluntarily, in exchange for this free service.]'"

Disorder, chaos, anarchy: now that's fun! (1)

thryllkill (52874) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039268)

Destroy it? I doubt that. But if they bring it to its knees for just a few hours. Well, hell, that'll bring a smile to my face.

And then I'll change my password. Again.

Angry mens group (1)

ripdajacker (1167101) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039292)

While their rant on Facebook certainly has some valid points to it, and it is indeed hard to delete such an account. One should look at Facebooks business model before the ddosing starts: They sell ads. You have agreed to the craziness that is the missing privacy, the undeleteable accounts and the lack of choice.

IANAL but I think the agreement isn't breaking any laws, and since every user agrees about it they really should stop the bitching.

Is it me or do Anonymous sound more and more like a support group for men that are pissed off? Here are my two tips for Anomymous:
1) Don't be cunts.
2) Get laid.

Impossible... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039296)

it's just impossible. They MAY be able to take it offline for a while. Destroy it??? Not a chance. Unless, of course, Facebook is dumb enough not to make backups of everything they have and store them in a secure location. And that's probably not very likely. These are some pretty amateur hackers to even CLAIM they could do such a thing.

a show of power (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039298)

fags,

it's not about what social or economic impact it will have, or which of you natural given rights will be compromised. It's a show of power! Git ir done!

With Better Service? (1)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039300)

Are they planning to make a better, open service where people can remain anonymous and only give the information they choose to give? Compete with Facebook and deliver this new, better product on November 5th? Or are they going to DDoS and just annoy some soccer moms who can't harvest their Farmville corn for a couple hours?

..and nothing of value will be lost.. (2)

sstamps (39313) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039328)

Seriously, Farcebook??

I'm all for seeing FB disintegrated via beam shooting from my index finger, but why bother? It's already heading into the sunset.

Maybe they think they will just give it one good swift kick in the ass before the door does its job on FB's way out. Probably that.

Didn't work on Scientology (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37039340)

Anon said they were going to destroy Scientology. They are still around. Facebook will be too.

In short, nothing will come of this but a bunch of talk.

April 1st? (1)

Alien Being (18488) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039346)

LMAAO at the headline.

This is just some new video game for Xstation DCLXVI, right? The new Genesis?

This place is fucked. Best wishes.

-ab

Who's next? (1)

ashvagan (885082) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039370)

"When a service is "free," it really means they're making money off of you and your information." So Google should be next in line! Let us know beforehand so we can stop using that part of Google, unless they want to take ALL of Google out ...

Please don't (1)

atomicbutterfly (1979388) | more than 2 years ago | (#37039372)

Please don't do this Anonymous. If you take Facebook down for even just one day, once people find out who's responsible, any remaining respect or sympathy the average non-geek person has with Anonymous will disappear down the drain.

Not to mention the fact that you have no right to lecture me about choice and then take it away from me. I don't use Facebook that much anymore, but I still have an account for the occasional linkups. I'm trading the limited info I provide on it for the benefits it provides me, and I'm conscious of that trade, hence I keep things civil and use appropriate privacy settings. Now fuck of Anon and stop playing games.

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