Facebook takedown: A solution to addiction or the road to chaos?

11 Aug

If you’re on the ball, you probably already heard or read the news about hackers announcing the “end” of Facebook on November 5th. This, of course, might be sad news to most people who can be considered “facebook addicts”, to others its just another childish statement. While we still got time till the given date, let’s see what happens if the Facebook does get shutdown. Below is the news itself:

“Vigilante hacking group, Anonymous, says they plan to take down Facebook on November 5th, saying that Facebook “gives users the illusion of and hides the details away from them ‘for their own good’ while they then make millions off of you.”

“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,” Anonymous said in a statement, “… Changing the privacy settings to make your Facebook account more “private” is also a delusion. Facebook knows more about you than your family.”

— Now, Facebook probably is already aware of this statement, and I am sure they do have “some sort of” security that can prevent this. I am not familliar with Anonymous hacking group, but I am sure taking down Facebook (the biggest social networking site on the internet) won’t be easy (if it ever happens).

— As far as “sharing your own information goes” – let’s dig deeper into that. Some user is about to register on Facebook. If he’s got nothing to hide, he will fill in all the forms, share all the info that he wants. And IF Facebook does share users’ information with third parties, then this particular user turns out to be of no interest to them.

— Okay, let’s say, Anonymous did break Facebook down. Where will all those registered millions of users go? They won’t just disappear. They will spread on to Twitter, get back on MySpace, or invade Google Plus. Then what? Another statement to take down Twitter, MySpace and Google?

— Who said the above mentioned networks DO NOT share your information with anyone else? Can you check whether they do or they don’t? No, you cannot. I don’t see a point here. Same can be said about everything: governments don’t care about their people – let’s take them down, news websites and networks tell nothing but lies – lets crush them down as well, internet is bad for your health – lets blow it up to pieces… And, what we got here is total chaos.

— And if you’re a serial killer, thinking in advance is a good thing. No one asks or makes you go online, register a Facebook or a Twitter account and start bragging about your “achievements”. Yes, in this case, quite possibly your personal information will get shared, for the sake of overall security.

The point is – I don’t see why Facebook should be taken down. People mostly always need something to be addicted to. People will always find some place to go, share their thoughts, invite friends, post photos and videos or simply update their statuses.

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Posted by on August 11, 2011 in Day by day: Remarks, Soulscream


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