Anonymous tending to do that because they think that Facebook has some sensitive information belonging to its users to authoritarian governments, such as Egyptâ€™s. Also Facebookâ€™s privacy settings are meaningless for most of users as most of data is recorded on the siteâ€™s servers and can be retrieved at anytime.
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 â€œfor their own goodâ€ while they then make millions off of you. When a service is â€œfree,â€ it really means theyâ€™re making money off of you and your information.
Anonymous hackers group has confirmed via Twitter that the huge attack is being organised by some Anonymous and not all of them agrees with the attack.
#OpFacebook is being organised by some Anons. This does not necessarily mean that all of #Anonymous agrees with it.
The full statement attached within a video from the group below:
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 â€œprivacyâ€ settings, and deleting your account is impossible, even if you â€œdeleteâ€ 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 â€œprivateâ€ 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-iphâ€¦.
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. Itâ€™s unfolding because people are being raped, tickled, molested, and confused into doing things where they donâ€™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 â€œfor their own goodâ€ while they then make millions off of you. When a service is â€œfree,â€ it really means theyâ€™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