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Anonymous planning activist social network


By Stewart Mitchell

Posted on 18 Jul 2011 at 10:59

Hacker group Anonymous says it will start its own social network after being blocked from Google+, claiming the project will offer a safe haven from government and corporate intervention.

The group announced that it had been kicked off Google’s recently launched social-media project due to content that breached “community standards”. The group’s Gmail account was also closed, it claimed.

In response, the group says it will open an AnonPlus social network that will be open to anyone – involved with the hacker group or not - and provide an anonymous meeting point for activists.

“This project is for all people not just Anonymous,” the group said on the site set up to develop the network.

The group said the site would go live “soon”, but would initially act as an information point for a development team.

“This project is not overnight and will take many of those out there who simply want a better internet,” the group said.

“This is one social network that will not tolerate being shut down, censored, or oppressed - even in the face of blackout,” the group said, without explaining how it would keep the operation running if governments took action against it.

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User comments

Anyone want to join?

Presumably they'll not want your full name, address & DoB
- Access only allowed through a proxie...

By greemble on 18 Jul 2011


I can't believe a respectable site like PCPro can be so lax in checking the validity of stories they post.

That site is nothing to do "Hacker group Anonymous" and there has never been anything other than baseless supposition that it is.

Just cos somebody calls themselves "anonymous" doesn't mean that they are part of any another group that calls themselves that.

I would've thought you would know that any 'official' anon op's are announced on the anon op's twitter feed. (if there is such a thing as an official "anonymous" anything)

@greemble - if the site does go ahead as planned, you will be able to post without even registering (although an account will be an option)

I don't think Facebook or Google+ are going to be worrying about the competiton though ;)

By Anonymouse on 20 Jul 2011

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