Hackers Out to 'Kill Facebook' Have Gone Too Far (VIDEO)

mark zuckerbergOn Guy Fawkes Day (a holiday celebrated in the U.K. to commemorate the seizure of Guy Fawkes in 1605 for an attempt to blow up the houses of parliament), or November 5, you might not be able to update your status, check your friends' latest photo albums, or "like" much of anything. That is, if Anonymous Hackers have their way with Facebook. The "hacktivist" group is threatening via YouTube to "kill Facebook" on that day, because they claim taking down the "medium of communication we all so dearly adore" is for the greater good. Apparently, they're annoyed that Facebook is a threat to our privacy.

Although hacker threats usually make me chuckle -- if not all-out "ROFL" -- this one didn't even leave me with a smirk. It's one of the creepiest things I've seen/heard in a while.


Maybe it's the Scream-ish computerized/altered voice of the hacker ... but it's also something about how this group seems to think it's their responsibility, their duty to take Facebook down -- on behalf of the WHOLE WORLD. Their rationale?

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 ... Everything you do on Facebook stays on Facebook regardless of your 'privacy' settings, and deleting your account is impossible. One day you will look back on this and realize what we have done here is right.

Who knows if their assessment of Facebook's backroom activities is true or not, but you know what, it doesn't matter! We don't need "hacktivists" to do anything on our behalf. If you're on Facebook, you have to be okay with the fact that your info is out there, on the web, perhaps permanently. You have to accept that you might be getting "spied on" by, at the very least, marketers trying to sell you diet pills and ShoeDazzle products!

What I also find just a bit ironic is that "Anonymous" thinks they're going to save us from our privacy being compromised ... when hackers are usually the ones threatening and invading privacy! It's almost as if the tables have been turned. These hackers seem to think Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook are the real threat. I'm not sure if that's true or not, but I don't need them to defend me. Who knows if they're capable of it anyway? Can anyone really take down Facebook?

Here's their video if you want to hear the warning in full:

What do you think about this threat?


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