Facebook to be taken down on the 5 November?

Posted: August 10, 2011. At: 7:01 PM. This was 6 years ago. Post ID: 1816

A look at the fully-packed racks inside a Facebook data center facility.

A look at the fully-packed racks inside a Facebook data center facility.

The unrest in London is continuing with no respect shown for the property and businesses that are looted and torched without no consideration for the damage caused to the formerly peaceful suburbs. But the cleanup is beginning and hopefully the Olympic city can recover from this horrible catastrophe.

In other news, the anarchaic group Anonymous have pledged to take down Facebook, but it remains to be seen how they will manage this. Facebook is like Google, spread across many server farms, it would take a huge attack to shut down this website, not that it would be a bad thing, with all of the privacy violations and the fact that the status updates of every user is open for anyone to read. [http://www.youropenbook.org] Facebook is distributed across 30,000 servers, putting it near the top of distributed websites, only Rackspace, 1&1 Internet and others rate higher. But if this is carried out it will surely backfire and spark calls for more Internet censorship and stricter controls on Internet usage by the masses. but if the popular social networking website even went down, I am sure it would be back up again in no time. And even though there are alternatives like Google+, I prefer Facebook as it works in older browsers. I am using Firefox 3.5 on Debian Stable and Google+ will not work in that old browser at all. There is Firefox 5.01 available, but the 3.5 release has less bugs. Debian Stable 6.0 is better than Linux Mint 11 after all, the Gnome 2.30 desktop is faster and the software is older, but it has had the bugs worked out and I have no problems with any of my hardware. That is why I have the Debian swirl logo on my title graphic. I am promoting the excellent free operating system subliminally.

More information: http://www.debian.org.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20090328-71/anonymous-facebooks-going-down-november-5/.

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