Sponsored Links: The hacktivist group known as Anonymous is at it again! This time they are speaking out against Facebook and threatening to shut it down. An announcement video posted recently on YouTube claims that Anonymous will "kill Facebook" on November 5th -- which is also known as Guy Fawkes Night in some countries. This is significant because Guy Fawkes has become something of a mascot for Anonymous. Anonymous claims that Facebook has become seriously invasive and that the company sells information that could be used for not-so-nice purposes by government agencies. Due to this and other factors, they claim that they will somehow shut down the site. I am assuming that by "kill Facebook" they simply mean that they are orchestrating a massive denial of service attack on the website that will make it inaccessible for some period between hours and days... although this could mean that they have discovered a more substantial vulnerability and can somehow delete data off their servers and such. Although the claims of the invasion of privacy Facebook perpetrates may be somewhat overblown, this announcement, and the subsequent attack on November 5th (should it proceed) may serve to bring some of these issues to light, and could possibly even motivate companies like Facebook to exercise greater caution and stringency with how they handle user data. A transcription of the announcement and the original video are below. Operation Facebook DATE: November 5, 2011.