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Message from Anonymous: Operation Facebook, Nov 5 2011

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posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 06:07 AM
reply to post by Wobbly Anomaly

The simple fact that the UK is still around, I dont see the Us going anywhere anytime soon.

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 06:18 AM

Originally posted by quedup
I put up a thread on Facebook a few hours ago - if you watch this 2 min vid you'll see why they're hacking them off.

It was two times two minutes. That equals four minutes.

A good video and all that, but if you claim something, try to keep it accurate.

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 08:07 AM
If I was in Anonymous I'd advise them based on this thread alone, to give it up.

People clearly are way too attached to their facebook to see the real message. If they can't log onto facebook and see if Sally slept with Johnny last night after massive quantities of tequila, it'll just be too painful. Texting and other messengers? psh, blasphemy! Facebook is God.

How dare you Anon, for shame.

Thinking you could wake up the sheep.
Maybe you'd be more successful if you play farmville... are there sheep in farmville? I wouldn't even know

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 08:09 AM

Originally posted by Forevever
reply to post by Agent_USA_Supporter

skype is still free
so is AIM and MSNmessenger and yahoo

there are loads of ways to keep in touch

Anyway, the point again, is there are many, many, many more people who don't know they're being used, than we can ever possibly wake up by word of mouth.

Oh, and I also was not affected by the paypal thing

What makes you thinkthey are any less infringed in sharing your detail with the government or ad/marketing agencies? common people really... regardless of what you do you are being watched I say get the whole world on facebook and twitter and youtube then lets all tell them what we didn't have for lunch that should keep them busy. On a more serious note though. It is a scary world we live in these days...

edit on 7/8/2011 by IAmD1 because: forgot to quote...

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 08:13 AM
reply to post by IAmD1

Please note I would gladly see all those services go down.
But sticking up for facebook because its "how I keep in touch" is simple. At best.

And I agree with everything else you said

edit on 7-8-2011 by Forevever because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 08:34 AM
Facebook is really addictive and hard to delete once you've made it. cant delete it, you can only deactivate it..

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 08:42 AM
Here is just a sample, there is more, much much more information out there on this.

It is, once again, a way for someone to profit off of you. If you know this, and you don't care, then that's fine, but the majority of people, especially children, have *no idea*, nor do their parents, I can assure you.

HOW do you people think Facebook got *so* rich? Advertising banners? Really? Really?! You don't pay for membership. Use your heads.

I would wager that probably 98% of websites that you sign up to sell information on you even if they swear they do not. Even websites you trust will harvest cookies from you from other places that you have been to *target* advertising to your habits.

Go ahead and test one. Make a fresh email account, sign up to your favorite website, and then watch that email for one week. Try it, it may shock you.

Better yet, delete all your cookies, browse the web for a certain single item, then go to a site you think you trust and don't login, that has advertising banners, and watch that subject pop up in the banners.

Why do you think some websites don't automatically log you out?

Using Google email? It is a direct line to the CIA, FBI, and heaven knows what others of the alphabet soups.

Now our ISP's are required to track us.


Social Security Numbers Harvested Using Facebook And Facial Recognition Software

Posted by Alexander Higgins - August 2, 2011 at 11:29 am

Researchers have demonstrated the ability to identify individuals from a single photo and learn social security numbers using Facebook profiles and publicly available information.

As Facebook makes the push to require governments to track everyone's internet activity by calling for the end of anonymous Internet usage researchers unveil a new study showing the risks associated with such new regulations being implemented.


What Facebook fails to recognise

Facebook has form for being cavalier with users' privacy, but its new facial recognition software has truly dangerous implications

Beth Wellington, Tuesday 14 June 2011 23.00 BST

Facebook recently introduced a facial recognition photo feature, with opt-in as default


And it's not just this constant meddling with our settings that's releasing our information – there are also security holes, not to mention scams and release of our data by third-party apps, which the Wall Street Journal found "were sending Facebook ID numbers to at least 25 advertising and data firms, several of which build profiles of internet users by tracking their online activities". More recently, Facebook was adding apps to our profiles that we hadn't requested and which we were unable to permanently disable.

And these front doors – and also back doors – are available for governments, including our own, which has been surveilling such security "risks" as the Quakers and calling Virginia opponents of mountaintop removal "terrorists" (pdf) (while excluding the Ku Klux Klan).


Facebook facial recognition called illegal

Published: 3 Aug 11 09:20 CET

Johannes Caspar, Hamburg’s data protection official, on Tuesday said the feature was a serious violation of people’s rights to determine what is done with their personal data. He added that German authorities would take quick legal action if Facebook did not comply with his demands.

This could include fines of up to €300,000 ($426,000), Caspar said.

“Should Facebook maintain the function, it must ensure that only data from persons who have declared consent to the storage of their biometric facial profiles be stored in the database,” he said.


Five Hidden Dangers of Facebook
May 11, 2010 5:39 PM

(CBS) Facebook claims it has 400 million users. But are they well-protected from prying eyes, scammers and unwanted marketers?

Not according to Joan Goodchild, senior editor of CSO (Chief Security Officer) Online.

She says your privacy may be at far greater risk of being violated than you know when you log onto Facebook, due to security gaffes or marketing efforts by the company.

Facebook came under fire this week, when 15 privacy and consumer protection organizations filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, charging that the site, among other things, manipulates privacy settings to make users' personal information available for commercial use.


• Your information is being shared with third parties

• Privacy settings revert to a less safe default mode after each redesign

• Facebook ads may contain malware

• Your real friends unknowingly make you vulnerable

• Scammers are creating fake profiles

... and the list goes on. Never have, never will, have a Facebook, Myspace, or any other type page like that. The only HTML I will use is what I write by hand for a private website. If my information or email is ever sold, I know who did it.

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 09:01 AM

Originally posted by Libertygal
HOW do you people think Facebook got *so* rich? Advertising banners? Really? Really?! You don't pay for membership. Use your heads.

And this is exactly why I support this message - whether initiated from Anonymous or not.

People do not use their heads, I cannot inform everyone by myself, and I sure as hell can't make them listen if they're living in complete denial.

What scares me, is that people WILL still be in denial as to "why" Anonymous was trying to get this message out. They'll still scream about regulations and censorship - ALL THE WHILE IGNORING that as long as there has been a written word, people have been censored. The internet is no different.

So while I support Anonymous in this action, I think their efforts might be futile.

The sheep will misunderstand completely, and the no-bots will twist the message to suit their own agenda and belief systems.

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 09:01 AM
Are anonymous actually that stupid? Companies have been selling our information for years and years to Governments and other third parties - whether it be your local shopping centre to your bloody bank. So Facebook doing that aswell is nothing new. If their "hacktivism" was of any benefit, they might as well attack every business on the planet because they ALL SELL INFORMATION TO VARIOUS THIRD PARTIES. Even ATS probably does, well someone probably snoops around collecting information for this site!

I reckon these teenagers have been watching too much V for Vendatta and should just stop this foolishness now because WE in the end, THE ORDINARY PEOPLE, will face more strict and severe internet restrictions in the future because of their incompetences.

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 09:05 AM
reply to post by Deja`Vu


But that's the problem, even if you "delete" your account, all your personal data is kept on the server. Meaning at any time, they can take a look at your information. Facebook needs to go.

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 09:08 AM
reply to post by doom27

Geez ...i hope they do kill FB . Im addicted to making comments there . I want out of it . even went as far as closing the account , but FB wont close your account immediately . They give you 2 weeks to change your mind before they totaly shut you out .

Still they store everything they ever learnt about you .

Damn kids for getting me to join FB
Go Annonymous on this one

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 09:26 AM
There are two things that trouble me about Facebook

First is the utter inanity of 99% of postings. "Snuggled up in my bed now" ... "another 10 hour shift
" ... "too much wine!" etc etc. Irrelevant people posting about their irrelevant lives. In a way it's a good thing that they spend so much time on Facebook so they're not annoying the rest of us in the real world, but it's still sad to see so many potentially useful/sentient human beings caught up in this sea of nothingness.

More seriously, there's the issue of advocacy/political groups and so on who use Facebook as an organizational tool. They willingly give up all sorts of sensitive information due to a misunderstanding of internet privacy.

I've heard the same thing from so many people - friends, family members, even internet-literate types - "But you get to choose who sees what!" They misunderstand the threat.

The privacy threat isn't from some imaginary internet predator who's going to stalk you by using all the info you make public. The threat is from Facebook themselves, and more specifically the agencies and corporations to whom they sell your information. We would all think that it goes without saying that Facebook has access to everything you've ever posted, but unfortunately the majority don't understand that.

Even without mentioning the erosion of social decency and the dumbing down of the masses, Facebook is a behemoth which must be stopped. If Anon are the only ones willing to do anything about Facebook, so be it. You can sit there and dismiss them as script-kiddies, but they are evidently a group with a social consciousness and a desire to fight for what they believe in.
edit on 7/8/11 by AlitoDelFuturo because: typos

edit on 7/8/11 by AlitoDelFuturo because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 09:42 AM
I am so disconnected from this that it doesn't really set in that this is a culture of people we are talking about.

The enormity of the effects on a Culture when it is removed from its primary expression would be catastrophic to say the least!

Like some odd M.Night movie people would be sitting on a bus or in a market and will finally start asking each other questions in some odd sense of needing to communicate, they will discover they have neighbors! How weird is that? LOL

I have never used facebook or any other form of it, I was the worst for 'instant messenger' in the past but that has been off for several years now. All I do is email real people I know, no cell phone, just the internet! I am a product of my time.

It will be an interesting day following the removal of a Culture's ability to talk to their own kind!

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 09:46 AM
So it's up to these guys to decide whats good for us?? Why am I having a major issue with that. Freedom of speech anyone

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 09:47 AM
reply to post by doom27

I really hope they shut it down that'd be awesome so many people would be pissed. That's the best way to get ignorants to really shut-up and listen take away their distraction real nice

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 09:56 AM

Originally posted by Deja`Vu
If people cared about there privacy they wouldn't use facebook anymore.
edit on 6-8-2011 by Deja`Vu because: (no reason given)
Privacy was gone the moment you logged onto the internet, bought a cellphone or even
stepped out into the street that had a video camera

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 10:10 AM
I love these kind of arguments. They break down to this: STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE!!!

The real question is when will Anonymous take down AboveTopSecret? I hear the same complaints about this site as facebook. It's government run, know the posters personal info, what topics they post on, etc. I have seen several calls on 4chan to attack this site. It's only a matter of time.

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 10:35 AM

Originally posted by zerotime
I love these kind of arguments. They break down to this: STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE!!!

The real question is when will Anonymous take down AboveTopSecret? I hear the same complaints about this site as facebook. It's government run, know the posters personal info, what topics they post on, etc. I have seen several calls on 4chan to attack this site. It's only a matter of time.

These sites where masses congregate all seem to be government run . are there any sites that are popular that are not

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 10:36 AM
Read my signature. There is no such thing as privacy on the net. Anything you put out their is being tracked and you are being profiled into a certain category. We are the conspiracy theorists and we have been properly labeled already.

Forget facebook, myspace, tweeter, youtube and most importantly ATS.

Hello you alphabet agency JACK HOLES

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 10:48 AM

Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
if they really want to destroy facebook completely, gather evidence that facebook is selling personal information to the government.

it would be a HUGE news story and people would boycott.

nope, no they wouldn't

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