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‘Hacktivists’, Anonymous plan to “kill Facebook”

Hackers say Facebook is selling user information to oppressive regimes

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The group of self-avowed ‘hacktivists’ known as Anonymous (also allegedly responsible for hacking PayPal and Britain’s Serious Organized Crime Agency) have released a video on YouTube in which they promise to “kill Facebook” on November 5. Anonymous says it is carrying out the operation—dubbed “Operation Facebook”—
because the social networking site compromises its users’ privacy, and sells user information to spy agencies in oppressive regimes, such as Egypt and Syria. 1.2 million people have watched the YouTube video so far, which was uploaded on July 16. Anonymous also announced via Twitter, that not all members within the group are involved in “Operation Facebook”.

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