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Facebook undaunted by hacker threats

2011-11-04 22:25

Berlin - Social networking site Facebook said on Friday that it was not daunted by threats from international hacker group Anonymous to attack its website on November 5.

"We expect Anonymous just like we expect any other attack on any other day," Facebook spokesperson Tina Kulow told dpa.

Anonymous members accused Facebook in a press release of selling information and giving clandestine access to "authoritarian governments, such as those of Egypt and Syria".

Facebook's Kulow wrote in an e-mail to dpa, "I am happy to confirm that we do not sell user data."

Facebook's website however also states that: "There are ways that we can provide a limited amount of information to help law enforcement officials do their jobs."

The calls to launch "Operation Facebook" on November 5 were first published in online videos early August, on behalf of Anonymous, arguing that Facebook did not respect the privacy of its members.

Comments
  • Jaco - 2011-11-04 22:59

    Please give my info to law agencies.... I am begging you, stop all these people answering questions, or putting me on some list or generally just pissing me off! I am a busy person, I really don't have time to go and manage what spam I want removed...

  • Saksak - 2011-11-04 23:10

    hahahaha... These Anonymous guys are going to crash facebook tomorrow.

      adrian.berghoff - 2011-11-08 11:06

      Yeah it worked really well hey?

  • StirMonger - 2011-11-06 14:38

    If they are not interested in selling the stuff - why is every bit of data being recorded & saved ?

  • Zion - 2012-01-22 11:25

    I was forced to change all my info to ridiculous garbage due to News 24 commenters using or trying to use that info against myself or to prove a point. So carry on cowboys and girls you are the laughing stock. IQ levels should be mandatory for NEWS 24 users.

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