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Message from Anonymous: Operation Facebook, Nov 5 2011

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posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:00 AM
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I'm not one to defend facebook. I think they're a bit shady, but I use it. I just don't put info on there that I would rather not share with the world. End of problem. I never did understand how people think facebook is selling info to the government that the government wouldn't already know or be able to find out through other means.

Not sure what anonymous thinks they'll accomplish by messing with facebook. I mean, it's a convenient way to keep up with friends, family and such, but there are many, many other ways of doing it. Anyone who would be completely devastated by the loss of his/her profile needs therapy anyway and has bigger issues than having a profile on a social networking site.




posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:05 AM
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Oh noes, a big company knows that my favorite movies are The Thing, Indiana Jones and Apocalypse Now, that I watch Dexter, like Traveling, Video Games, Oktoberfest, and Board Games. Those greedy SOB's!!!! This must be stopped. Anonymous please come help me!!!!!



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:07 AM
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Sorry to disappoint, but this isn't real. The Facebook op was last month. That is why there has been no mention of it on the Anon blog or irc channel. Just some kids messing around I assume. Carry on.



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:17 AM
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I would be so annoyed if Facebook got deleted, and as for people saying things like "No facebook will open peoples eyes and they wont know how to speak to people in the real world" What the hell?

I speak to people face to face every day and meet new people all the time... Facebook has made no difference to how i communicate with people in the real world at all, however if it wasnt for facebook there are a lot of people i wouldnt still keep in touch with. Ive got mates living as far away as Australia (im from England) and without facebook the only way i would be able to speak to them is vip telephone (at a great expense!!) Facebook means i can speak to them daily, share my pictures with them and even videos! So if anyone was to delete Facebook then thanks alot for taking this privilege away from me!!

As for privacy... I dont really care. I dont mind people been able to see pictures of me from nights out or days in the park, i dont care if people can see that "ive just eaten my tea" or "ive had a good day"

If people want to speak to random people on the net then let them do that! the only people i ever accept as a friend are the people i know, if i want to meet new people i go out and chat to people. So to summarise, I DONT CARE if the government or anyone else can see what i put on facebook, if you dont want people to see then simply dont sign up! No one but ME should have the right to decide if i use facebook or not.



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:29 AM
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I always find the Anonymous fear that it will bring the Government crack down strange.

To me its the government that feels the need to take away internet freedom that should be feared and spoken out against, not the Hacktivist who are trying to draw attention to the problem.

This is no different than the sit ins during the civil rights movement, or the protest during the suffrage movement.

The people who decry Anonymous for egging on the government are the same types of people who didn't want women to have the right to vote, or African Americans to gain civil rights for fear that the Protesters for these movements would only end up causing more problems.

We all know how silly those people look in hind sight don't we?

The right to privacy, and unlawful search an seizure should include the information face book is giving to the government.

Anonymous has hurt now one physically, its passive resistance in reality, since when did the internet freedoms become a national security concern?

You don't want your secure government systems hacked? take them off the public internet.

And yes the free flow of information is the life blood of freedom itself, free press (which is the internet now, places like ATS).
edit on 7-8-2011 by benrl because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:32 AM
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Mother Kills child over FarmVille




JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Alexandra Tobias, a Florida mother accused of shaking her 3-month-old son to death after he interrupted her FarmVille game on Facebook, has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. The 22-year-old was charged in the January death of her baby, Dylan Lee Edmondson. She entered her plea on Wednesday. Tobias told investigators she became angry after the baby cried while she was playing the computer farm simulation game, and she shook him. She also said she smoked a cigarette to compose herself and then shook the baby again, at which time he may have hit his head, the station reported. State guidelines call for 25 to 50 years in prison, but a prosecutor said Tobias' sentence could be shorter than that.


Alright, Now we have to understand something here. People are ADDICTED to facebook. My girlfriend is a prime example, she always has facebook open when she's even near her computer. Always. Its a given. I use facebook as well, but only for chat and thats it. And i don't like knowing that people not myself and the person im talking to have access to MY chat logs, that are supposed to be private.

I agree with this, Facebook needs to die. Its a tool to spy on the population, its a tool to distract us from the real problems at hand. How many people do you know that are on facebook constantly? I have people that update their status on a half hour basis. From anywhere.

What did we do before facebook? Before social networking? We had real friends, Friends we could touch, hug, laugh with. Instead we sit behind a computer and have lols and rofls in a chat window. Its not about any one individual person. Its about the whole, and the whole of facebook seems to be geared towards one thing, and thats to keep track of the population, and to distract. Always a distraction. I wonder how many people will cry when facebook goes down, I wonder if the company will go bankrupt when they can't provide information to big business and the government.

Link for below story



You can’t make this kind of stuff up folks. Just as the title states, it would appear that while attending a rally for Stephen Harper, a UWO student was recognized by security as an “Ignatieff supporter” because her Facebook display picture is of herself, a friend, and the Liberal leader. I’m not sure how many people attended this rally in total, but I commend Harper’s security staff for their expert Facebook creeping skills. It’s 2011 ladies and gentlemen. All haters will be dealt with swiftly, publicly, and in a manner that discourages the next generation of voters from participating in the democratic process. Awesome. Check out the full story from Blunt Objects and let us know what you think! The London Free Press is running coverage of this story as well. A spokesperson for Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered an apology Monday to a local teen who claims she was turfed from a Tory rally here over her Facebook picture with Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff. Awish Aslam, a 19-year-old University of Western Ontario student, said she wept after getting the boot. “I’ve never voted in a federal election before,” she said. “We just repeated we were only there to listen.” Aslam and a friend registered online to attend Harper’s Sunday rally – part of the restrictions the Conservatives place on such events. About 30 minutes after arriving and signing in, the two girls were asked by a man to follow him out of the rally, Aslam said. Though confused, they complied. In a back room, Aslam said he ripped off their name tags, tore them up and ordered them out. “We were confused. He said, ‘We know you guys have ties to the Liberal party through Facebook’. He said … ‘You are no longer welcome here.’ Another attendee, Ali Aref Hamadi, said he was asked by an organizer to leave the same rally because of an NDP bumper sticker on his vehicle.



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:33 AM
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Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
Sorry to disappoint, but this isn't real. The Facebook op was last month. That is why there has been no mention of it on the Anon blog or irc channel. Just some kids messing around I assume. Carry on.

Since I follow neither, I appreciate you bringing this to our attention


I would still support them if they decided to fully take down FB ♥


the worse that could happen is people would have to remember birthdays, and actually send a physical birthday card, or maybe pick up a telephone and say hello to someone offline!!!!! omg!!!!! the insanity!!!!



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:35 AM
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That has nothing to do with face book, that horrible women would of done the same if the baby was crying during her soaps.

Bad parents are bad parents no mater what excuse they use.



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:35 AM
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I see where you're going with that, but you can't blame facebook for bad parenting
I'm just ... no.
I'm not going to accept that


if they didn't have facebook, something else would be to "blame" I'm sure



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:37 AM
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Originally posted by benrl
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That has nothing to do with face book, that horrible women would of done the same if the baby was crying during her soaps.

Bad parents are bad parents no mater what excuse they use.


It is also aided by tools of distraction my good sir, Look up the numerous accounts of parents who let their children die due to WoW Addiction. Its not exactly the same.

Facebook is keeping the younger generations from being involved in anything, "Ohhh, i like this, and this and this. Oh, good status! thumbs up" c'mon folks, i grew up without facebook. And well, haha, im glad i did because facebook is another tool for abuse (be it cyber bullying or whatever), addiction, making a select few more people rich, and invading our privacy.

I also dont blame it on bad parenting, no, bad parenting is bad parenting. Im just giving the information i see applies to the situation. Sorry if i offended
edit on 7/8/11 by AzureSky because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:39 AM
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Okay, I admit it. I am truly addicted to Facebook,” said teenage blogger Heidi Barry-Rodriquez in 2007. In 2009, teen Neeka Salmasi described the social networking giant as being “like an addiction”. This year, a casino site mentioned that “Facebook provides the atmosphere where it is tough to walk away” in a direct comparison to gambling addiction. A quick web search and it becomes appallingly evident that we have a problem. Text messaging is no longer the biggest teenage obsession, and long gone are the days where the biggest worries for parents were celebrity crushes, massive phone bills from ridiculously long phone calls and chocolate overloads. These teenage obsessions still exist, but in today’s day and age, and in comparison to the Facebook craze, they seem rather insignificant. Facebook is taking over the world, and that’s no exaggeration. Everyone from eager-to-fit-in tweens to educated business people to intrigued grandparents has joined the phenomenon, and unsurprisingly many teenagers have also caught Facebook fever. And like with many of the latest attention-grabbing trends, some teenagers can go a little overboard when participating in them. Perhaps we join Facebook because everyone has an account and, as teenagers, the need to fit in is just too great, or perhaps there’s just a special something that has helped the social networking site attract so many million people. Teenagers have a tendency to become obsessive with the ‘in’ thing and Facebook, the trend of the decade, is no exception; the question is, have we overdone in? And is there really such thing as Facebook addiction?
Facebook Addiction Disorder



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:41 AM
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I'll agree that facebook is an enabler

but I still don't agree its _________ fault that some idiot parent didn't mind their offspring

(insert: facebook, internet, texting, TV, drugs, or any other excuse a bad parent wants to make up to justify why their kid is neglected or dead)


I just saw your edit
no offense taken

It just scares me that bad parents are using this excuse

I agree its an addiction, and I am wholeheartedly addicted to the internet in general (no one aspect)

But my kids still come first ♥
edit on 7-8-2011 by Forevever because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:46 AM
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Originally posted by Forevever
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I'll agree that facebook is an enabler

but I still don't agree its _________ fault that some idiot parent didn't mind their offspring

(insert: facebook, internet, texting, TV, drugs, or any other excuse a bad parent wants to make up to justify why their kid is neglected or dead)


You make a valid point. of course
All of those things are bad, WE, here on ATS, should know that FaceBook, TV, and Media in general are only here to control us. The internet is the exception, The internet can be our tool to change. But thats another story all together.

People need to wake up and smell the coffee, FB is bad news. They know where you are, When, what you do, what you say, how you say it, they know your friends, they know your family. And once they have your name, its easy as HELL to get the rest of your information. You think your # is safe? No, denied. Your credit card number, your social security number, your information in general, is at stake on the internet. No matter what i suppose. No matter if its facebook or not.

I know this first hand, I know someone who got 'doxed' for no reason, its not even a 'hacking tool' its just google and the deep web, and they can find everything about you just from your name and associations. My friend lost his job because his work started getting threatening calls.

This is just another tool to keep track of your information.

I like facebook for one reason alone, its ability to co-ordinate amongst the population. Look at egypt. That would have never happened without facebook. But now they know about it, and guess what, they can stop that now. Control.
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posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:52 AM
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we are definitely on the same page ♥

for anyone who still thinks FB is secure and private, they should take a travel down the 8311 thread (starting on page 218)

and see how we found out everything there was to know about this guy, through facebook, AFTER he deleted his facebook account



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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So, let me get this straight in my head because I am so confused now. Anonymous wants to destroy Facebook because it is selling information that is freely given by the people who log in and Anonymous is saying they are doing this for the peoples own good?

Did I miss something or did Anonymous just tell us they are going to do the opposite of what they are fighting for?



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:56 AM
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Originally posted by mustangill
So, let me get this straight in my head because I am so confused now. Anonymous wants to destroy Facebook because it is selling information that is freely given by the people who log in and Anonymous is saying they are doing this for the peoples own good?

Did I miss something or did Anonymous just tell us they are going to do the opposite of what they are fighting for?


Facebook is distracting people from real issues. If its not on facebook, its not an issue to some people. Perhaps it will go down, perhaps it will not.

I'de like to see it replaced with AnonPlus. That would be entertaining to see.



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:58 AM
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Originally posted by Forevever

Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
Sorry to disappoint, but this isn't real. The Facebook op was last month. That is why there has been no mention of it on the Anon blog or irc channel. Just some kids messing around I assume. Carry on.

Since I follow neither, I appreciate you bringing this to our attention


I would still support them if they decided to fully take down FB ♥


the worse that could happen is people would have to remember birthdays, and actually send a physical birthday card, or maybe pick up a telephone and say hello to someone offline!!!!! omg!!!!! the insanity!!!!

This isnt a personal attack but you must spend a pretty long time on this website! when i see you registered in May THIS YEAR and have 2606 posts already i cant imagine how many hours a day/week you spend talking to people on here.

I cant even imagine the people who spend their lives on facebook making this many posts or comments or whatever they do in such a short period of time so youve got to ask yourself if it was the other way round and people on facebook wanted ATS deleting because they didnt think people should use it would you agree??
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posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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Perhaps, some of you aren't aware of the fact that, you MUST delete everything from your facebook page, BEFORE you delete your account. You have to delete all your photos, comments, likes, friends, videos, links, etc, first!!! If you don't delete your personal stuff, it REMAINS in the data base, forever, even AFTER you delete your acct! Besides, corporations can't sell, what they don't have.

Have fun with deleting all your personal info; you're in for quite an experience. Facebook now makes it more difficult and time consuming, for people to delete their info. Back when i did it....you just clicked the "X" button and it was gone, now...there's 3 steps, to remove 1 post. Imagine how long it's gonna take some people to clear their F.B. page, full of themselves.

By the way, don't you people READ the TERMS and CONDITIONS before you commit; or do you just click "accept"?



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 12:03 PM
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You can look on FB right now and see all kinds of info on kids that their Mothers have allowed them to place on their FB pages and the sad part is some parents dont even know.
edit on 8/7/2011 by mustangill because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 12:18 PM
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Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
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So I'm gonna go head and support this message. People need to wake up to the fact that they're being watched.
People write every single detail of their personal lives on the INTERNET and they should be outraged to find that information has been abused? What the hell did they expect to happen? As I said, I think it's their own fault for making so much information about themselves so easily available. To cry about the inevitable is childish.


That's one way of looking at it. Another way is to understand that these social networking sites are designed to take advantage of basic human desires. Humans want to reach out and connect to others. I'll use this analogy. It's like giving somebody in chronic pain a pain killer. After he becomes addicted, you start yelling that he's a worthless drug addict.



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