Guy Fawkes is trending because the infamous hacking group Anonymous is threatening to "kill" Facebook on Guy Fawkes Day in November. Anonymous says its motive is Facebook's utter disregard for users’ privacy. (CLIP)
Operation Facebook is slated for Nov. 5, 2011, 506 years after Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the British House of Parliament in a botched attempt to kill King James I.
Other popular targets of Anonymous have been the Westboro Baptist Church, Sony, and Bank of America.
TODAY IN SLATE
The World’s Politest Protesters
The Occupy Central demonstrators are courteous. That’s actually what makes them so dangerous.
The Religious Right Is Not Happy With Republicans
The Feds Have Declared War on Encryption—and the New Privacy Measures From Apple and Google
The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You
It spreads slowly.
These “Dark” Lego Masterpieces Are Delightful and Evocative
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.