Do You Really Care If Anonymous Takes Down Facebook On Guy Fawkes Day?

AnonymousThe amount of chatter on the Interwebs about the threatened takedown tomorrow suggests that we should care, but why? From CNET:

There are some people who believe that being without Facebook means being without themselves. These people are, therefore, shaking at their sinews this week, fearing Saturday’s potential disaster.

Perhaps you are suffering too severely from NBA withdrawal to remember that back in August a member (or not) of hacker collective Anonymous threatened to take down Facebook on Guy Fawkes Day, which happens to be Saturday.

Back then, Anonymous may (or may not) have disavowed this plan of action.

However, I might add to your deep-seated jitters when I tell you that the Twitter account of the anti-Facebook operation, @Op_Facebook, is very much active.

I wouldn’t even dream of deciphering whether covert messages might be passed within its tweets. There is certainly no obvious mention of a November 5 takedown. But perhaps the author is just LOLing the world into a false sense of security.

There continues, though, to be a link to a statement that might, for some, clarify intentions…

[continues at CNET]

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  • Squibblydoo

    I actually do care, and anonymous should too. I get the majority of my news about the 99% movement from Facebook and repost it constantly. Facebook is also a key element of my day job and I like having a job.

    • Jin The Ninja

      You realise facebook is neither ethical, nor interested in activism. While you may “get” your news from fb, there are legitmate sources online that you can link to directly.

      FB as a social networking model= good; fb as a social networking site= bad

      • BAM

        You again, Ninja?  What do you mean social networking model vs social networking site?  Please elaborate.

        • Jin The Ninja

          hmm, do we know eachother? I am a regular poster, so I am not sure why you are surprised to see me on disinfo…

          well aside from that, i think the framework i used to convey my meaning was very obvious and pedestrian.

          Social Media is connective, global, and multi-faceted (the model part). Can be used for activism, organsing, and democracy movements. The web has inherent democratic properties. A social media site COULD utilise those properties and enhance them.

          FB, as a company, is corporate, privacy stealing, vampiric, focused on profits, posits a very linear uni-dimensional identity, addictive, and excerbates our cultural dysfunctionalities.

          • Simiantongue

            I’d point out too that as a corporate entity Facebook is legally obliged to consider the profit of it’s investors as it’s primary motivation, to do otherwise is actually illegal. So FB’s primary purpose is to monetize interpersonal relationships. Any advantage people may think they are getting from FB is neither here nor there. You’re paying for the service buy whoring out your identity and personal life. This probably appeals to the narcissist who insists that these details MUST be worth something.

  • Squibblydoo

    I actually do care, and anonymous should too. I get the majority of my news about the 99% movement from Facebook and repost it constantly. Facebook is also a key element of my day job and I like having a job.

  • Redacted

    No.

  • Anonymous

    No.

  • Null

    Nope. I don’t care. Have fun tomorrow, rest of the family!

  • Null

    Nope. I don’t care. Have fun tomorrow, rest of the family!

  • Null

    Nope. I don’t care. Have fun tomorrow, rest of the family!

  • MetalMonkey

    i just use it to play games and trade jokes with my family and friends…
    before facebook we all used telephones to share news

  • MetalMonkey

    i just use it to play games and trade jokes with my family and friends…
    before facebook we all used telephones to share news

  • Sirius Fnord

    Remember,
    Remember the 5th of November

    Gunpowder,
    Treason and plot

    Now
    we’re all on the street

    With
    no Money to eat

    Because
    Greedy Bankers

    Have
    taken the lot

  • Sirius Fnord

    Remember,
    Remember the 5th of November

    Gunpowder,
    Treason and plot

    Now
    we’re all on the street

    With
    no Money to eat

    Because
    Greedy Bankers

    Have
    taken the lot

  • Sirius Fnord

    Sorry about the spaces but it seems disinfo doesn’t like copy and paste functions.

    I was too lazy too type it in so i copied and pasted and regretted.

  • Sirius Fnord

    Sorry about the spaces but it seems disinfo doesn’t like copy and paste functions.

    I was too lazy too type it in so i copied and pasted and regretted.

  • Anti_Secret_Squirrel

    Boo hoo!  Just use Twitter or Myspace (yea I said myspace which is a whole lot better and smoother running)!  I love most things about my generation (technology, OccupyMovement, some of the music) but this is one thing I hate.  Being attached to their phone, facebook, and the internet and not even looking up to see who might be walking down the street in front of them or the fact that a car is about to hit them when walking across the street.  Nobody I know actually talks to anyone anymore they only send text.  I mean if you are going to communicate then use something like skype or atleast call someone on your phone and not use the stupid facebook chat. NO interpersonal communication skills makes me annoyed.

  • Anti_Secret_Squirrel

    Boo hoo!  Just use Twitter or Myspace (yea I said myspace which is a whole lot better and smoother running)!  I love most things about my generation (technology, OccupyMovement, some of the music) but this is one thing I hate.  Being attached to their phone, facebook, and the internet and not even looking up to see who might be walking down the street in front of them or the fact that a car is about to hit them when walking across the street.  Nobody I know actually talks to anyone anymore they only send text.  I mean if you are going to communicate then use something like skype or atleast call someone on your phone and not use the stupid facebook chat. NO interpersonal communication skills makes me annoyed.

  • SF2K01

    God forbid, why we might all get some real work done. Don’t do it Anonymous!

  • Anonymous

    God forbid, why we might all get some real work done. Don’t do it Anonymous!

  • Caelidh

    what if a CME hit earth and knocked out all power.
    What would people do to find out what is happening in the world?
    How would they communicate with friends and families?
    What did we do before FACEBOOK?

    Do not seek to find a scapegoat for your dependency.  If FB goes down because of the Actions of Anonymous.. perhaps we should see it as a gift of FREEDOM!. 

    Perhaps we should really start questioning our dependency upon such tools that on one hand have made our lives perhaps easier
     but on the other have stolen our souls and allowed us to make up excuses for real human intereaction
    and ultimately to allow ourselves to become more dependent and weakened as a society.

    They are now removing cursive from the schools.. next it will be handwriting all together  and then.. when we no longer have computers  human civlilzation will have to reinvent everything, including language. 

    We are being DUMBED DOWN to extreme proportions and we don’t even care it seems!.. WAKE UP!

    and btw.. if you don’t know what a CME is.. it is a CORONAL MASS EJECTION and that isn’t a sexual term.. …

  • Caelidh

    what if a CME hit earth and knocked out all power.
    What would people do to find out what is happening in the world?
    How would they communicate with friends and families?
    What did we do before FACEBOOK?

    Do not seek to find a scapegoat for your dependency.  If FB goes down because of the Actions of Anonymous.. perhaps we should see it as a gift of FREEDOM!. 

    Perhaps we should really start questioning our dependency upon such tools that on one hand have made our lives perhaps easier
     but on the other have stolen our souls and allowed us to make up excuses for real human intereaction
    and ultimately to allow ourselves to become more dependent and weakened as a society.

    They are now removing cursive from the schools.. next it will be handwriting all together  and then.. when we no longer have computers  human civlilzation will have to reinvent everything, including language. 

    We are being DUMBED DOWN to extreme proportions and we don’t even care it seems!.. WAKE UP!

    and btw.. if you don’t know what a CME is.. it is a CORONAL MASS EJECTION and that isn’t a sexual term.. …

  • Anonymous

    You realise facebook is neither ethical, nor interested in activism. While you may “get” your news from fb, there are legitmate sources online that you can link to directly.

    FB as a social networking model= good; fb as a social networking site= bad

  • DITM

    When was it anonymous decided “let’s stop bothering with the fight for internet freedom and focus on useless and seemingly random attacks instead”

  • DITM

    When was it anonymous decided “let’s stop bothering with the fight for internet freedom and focus on useless and seemingly random attacks instead”

  • Mamagriff50

    People who NEED FaceBook everyday really should get a life, a real one. Go outside, meet your neighbors or meet a friend for coffee. It is so much better face to face. Hell knock out FaceBook for a couple weeks, I won’t miss it and it might make the world a little better for a moment.

  • Mamagriff50

    People who NEED FaceBook everyday really should get a life, a real one. Go outside, meet your neighbors or meet a friend for coffee. It is so much better face to face. Hell knock out FaceBook for a couple weeks, I won’t miss it and it might make the world a little better for a moment.

  • Calypso_1

    What’s facebook?

  • Anonymous

    What’s facebook?

  • RoboBagons

    Don’t give 2 shits, go ahead guys.

  • RoboBagons

    Don’t give 2 shits, go ahead guys.

  • http://twitter.com/Boom_Briggs Al Briggs

    It’s not random at all… do you realize how much information Facebook provides to governmental bodies?

  • BAM

    You again, Ninja?  What do you mean social networking model vs social networking site?  Please elaborate.

  • BAM

    Source?  Don’t get me wrong, I think FB would happily sell every last data bit to the devil for a profit, but I doubt they fork over all data to any government body, with a few special exceptions, to be sure.

  • Anonymous

    hmm, do we know eachother? I am a regular poster, so I am not sure why you surpised to see me.

    well aside from that, i think the framework i used to convey my meaning was very obvious and pedestrian.

    Social Media is connective, global, and multi-faceted (the model part). Can be used for activism, organsing, and democracy movements. The web has inherent democratic properties. A social media site COULD utilise those properties and enhance them.

    FB, as a company, is corporate, privacy stealing, vampiric, focused on profits, posits a very linear uni-dimensional identity, addictive, and excerbates our cultural dysfunctionalities.

  • HoboDeiter

    So when did Anonymous change from being a concept to being a ‘hacker collective’? 

  • HoboDeiter

    So when did Anonymous change from being a concept to being a ‘hacker collective’? 

  • Anonymous

    Sadly, Faceb00k was created using venture capital secured from the NsA and CiA

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Tchoutoye

    One day is not enough.

  • Anonymous

    One day is not enough.

  • JaceD

    I would love to see facebook shut down for good, I’m sick of being hassled by friends who tell me I need to use it more often.

    I’m also sick of logging on only to find out how drunk Sally was saturday night, or what Bob had for lunch, or how awesome Sarahs new pair of shoes are…..

    WHO THE FUCK CARES?!?!?!

  • Anonymous

    I would love to see facebook shut down for good, I’m sick of being hassled by friends who tell me I need to use it more often.

    I’m also sick of logging on only to find out how drunk Sally was saturday night, or what Bob had for lunch, or how awesome Sarahs new pair of shoes are…..

    WHO THE FUCK CARES?!?!?!

  • Simiantongue

    I’d point out too that as a corporate entity Facebook is legally obliged to consider the profit of it’s investors as it’s primary motivation, to do otherwise is actually illegal. So FB’s primary purpose is to monetize interpersonal relationships. Any advantage people may think they are getting from FB is neither here nor there. You’re paying for the service buy whoring out your identity and personal life. This probably appeals to the narcissist who insists that these details MUST be worth something.

  • Seamus Dubh

    But. But. Then what would all the sheepole do?

  • Seamus Dubh

    But. But. Then what would all the sheepole do?

  • DITM

    Yes. And this is important why exactly?

  • DeepCough

    Anonymous should, and today, I hope they did.

  • DeepCough

    Anonymous should, and today, I hope they did.

  • 5by5

    I say let Facebook die of its own irrelevancy. Anybody that’s on that stupid thing is a fashion victim.

  • 5by5

    I say let Facebook die of its own irrelevancy. Anybody that’s on that stupid thing is a fashion victim.

  • 5by5

    I say let Facebook die of its own irrelevancy. Anybody that’s on that stupid thing is a fashion victim.

  • Anonymous

    Um I really hope nobody would be that upset over Facebook. Seriously. I am scared for anyone who would be.

  • madison34

    Um I really hope nobody would be that upset over Facebook. Seriously. I am scared for anyone who would be.

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