Anonymous banned from Google+; will make their own network

 

Internet activist group Anonymous recently had their “Your Anon News” account banned from Google+ for posting content that violated the “Community Standards.” According to the organization’s website, Google also disabled the group’s Gmail account. At the time it was thought that this only affected “Your Anon News,” but it was later revealed that the shutdown hit “a handfull [sic] of Anonymous accounts.”

After briefly stating that people should no longer worry about being blocked from sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and mentioning that they have organized against Google+, Anonymous made a bold new announcement: They are creating their own social media network, dubbed Anon+.  The site’s charter is as follows:

Welcome to AnonPlus. This will be your future. This will be our future. Today, we welcome you to begin anew…to watch this glorious incipience happen – one upon which you will never turn your back on. Welcome to the Revolution – a new social network where there is no fear…of censorship…of blackout…nor of holding back. Life is what you make of it – and we are making it. As you step through into the coming weeks, months, and years with us…they will know that we’ve arrived. There will be no more oppression. There will be no more tyranny. We are the people and we are Anonymous. We have arrived.

The site currently consists of an Anonymous graphic with the charter and a link to the development forum. One of the features the group appears to be considering for the platform is related to free education. There is also a forum available for those who wish to join the team.

Anonplus is currently version 0.1 alpha.

Image Courtesy of Anonymous

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One of the features the group appears to be considering for the platform is related to free education.
Sign me up for free hacking courses lol

ANY opposition to government or big corporations will be considered TERRORISM. Think for yourself, you're a conspiracy theorist, act in any way and you're a terrorist. I don't agree with all their actions, but I applaud the idea, assuming their not a false flag themselves.

DaMiEn said,
Wonder what sort of features they'll incorporate. Something like circles...octagons maybe. ^^

They'll incorporate a "BM" button for the admins. A simple and useful shortcut to compile all your data and sell it on Black Market.
Now seriously. V for Vendetta was a great movie, but this guys sound stupid already.

Aghares said,

They'll incorporate a "BM" button for the admins. A simple and useful shortcut to compile all your data and sell it on Black Market.
Now seriously. V for Vendetta was a great movie, but this guys sound stupid already.

LoL, it's like children at play...
You can't play in our group because you don't follow the rules!
Bah, I'll make my own group.

Anonymous Group built on animity....creating a Social Network site. God what a contradiction!

Twats the lot of them. So say twitter had blocked lulz/anon would we have the anontwitter/twitlulz

Someone should point out the more they get in the press the harder it is to be Anonymous.

Slightly disappointed nobody has quoted Futurama yet, since that's what popped into my head as soon as I saw the headline.


Bender: Yeah, well... I'm gonna go build my own theme park, with blackjack and hookers. In fact, forget the park!

Guy Fawkes would be horrified and disgusted with Anon's actions and utter petulance. Their blather sounds like someone who has played D&D for way too many years in their paren'ts dimly-lit basement and enjoys grandiose verbage to try to get their cyber-elitest pablum to masses who would rather see them ran-over by street-sweepers at 3am in the morning. They are the major consumers of AcneFree because of the lack of exposure to UV rays and Vitamin D from the Sun. Most of them will need hemoroid surgery due to their 4-year history of 10-hour geek-fests on WoW.

They are the disaffected whiners, the angst-ridden pseudo-elite who think that what they're doing is trying to save the world from itself...when in the final analysis it is WE, PUBLIC, who will get the biggest LULZ when, one-by-one, they get their come-uppance.

WE ARE PUBLIC - WE ARE 6.7 BILLION TO YOUR PITTYFULL THOUSAND. WE *DO* EXPECT YOU, AND WE EXPECT LOLROCKETS FROM THE SELF-AGRANDIZING TROOP CALLED "ANONYMOUS" THE LIKES OF WHICH MANKIND HAS EVER SEEN!

subcld said,
now they have a new target on the list

they can always try... that's no cheap sony firewall.
lolzsec already try, they only used stolen password to read email.
before they had time to do anything Google made change to the account they had the info so they could not use it.

Riggers said,
I can see this taking off in a big way, maybe Sony will advertise on the site just to keep em sweet

There friends list will be cool
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Do you want to add Anonymous to your friends?

bluefisch200 said,
Poor little Anon, are u mad? Anonymous social network, such a stupid name...how do magnets work?
Still it'll be very popular. Soon you'll hear about it on TV and sites like Neowin. With such hype attached to the name Anonymous, I'm sure most people here would atleast check it out once.

gzAsher said,
Still it'll be very popular. Soon you'll hear about it on TV and sites like Neowin. With such hype attached to the name Anonymous, I'm sure most people here would atleast check it out once.

Nnnope. Zero interest here. And TV loathes running tech stories--it means they have to take a few moments to explain in lay terms every time they say something the derp 50+ year olds who still watch TV news can't grasp.

I mean, seriously, they talk about Twitter with all the giddy enthusiasm your parents had the first time they got to say "You go girl!" Anything with backstory that requires some degree of tech savvy ultimately requires some degree of dry explanation which ultimately loses viewers.

Anonplus is just the butthurt effort of a group of sad little people with no fans beyond their own walls. Stealing credit card info and hacking military personnel is this dysfunctional little family's public image. Gallant heroes of internet philosophy is just what they've built up as an ego.

How strange, both Google+ and Anonymous were created to pick up as much personal data as possible, but only one of them monetizes on the information obtained....

erdoke said,
How strange, both Google+ and Anonymous were created to pick up as much personal data as possible, but only one of them monetizes on the information obtained....

Google organize Data, they don't steal them. They do not read then neither....
Hackers steal data to sell this data

really sick of this crap..

NesTle said,

Google organize Data, they don't steal them. They do not read then neither....
Hackers steal data to sell this data

really sick of this crap..

Making money out of our personal information without giving us anything in return other than some service, which should in reality be free, is stealing. You cannot make money of our information without "reading" it, even by a software because that software is owned by Google. Don't come here with "nobody is reading it" bull ****.

Eric Schmidt said, all client software must be free and charging for client software must be outlawed, because Google cares only about their "secret" server software and they want Microsoft/Apple out of the picture. This is exactly why Android apps are mostly free apps, and not many, compared to iOS, serious professional developers care enough to develop great apps for it.

I say, all software must be free and open source, because we have a right as users of the software to see what is going on behind the scenes, no matter how technically sound we are. I want 100% control of my data on Google servers. Till then Google and all of you Google propagandists can take your **** with you and **** off.

Edited by Jebadiah, Jul 17 2011, 11:25am :

Jebadiah said,
Making money out of our personal information without giving us anything in return other than some service, which should in reality be free, is stealing.
I stopped reading there. At what stage did people start thinking they were owed something for nothing?

Jebadiah said,
Making money out of our personal information without giving us anything in return other than some service, which should in reality be free, is stealing. You cannot make money of our information without "reading" it, even by a software because that software is owned by Google. Don't come here with "nobody is reading it" bull ****.

Eric Schmidt said, all client software must be free and charging for client software must be outlawed, because Google cares only about their "secret" server software and they want Microsoft/Apple out of the picture. This is exactly why Android apps are mostly free apps, and not many, compared to iOS, serious professional developers care enough to develop great apps for it.

I say, all software must be free and open source, because we have a right as users of the software to see what is going on behind the scenes, no matter how technically sound we are. I want 100% control of my data on Google servers. Till then Google and all of you Google propagandists can take your **** with you and **** off.


Looks like someone should stop using internet. When you sign up for any service, you know you accept some terms of use. And they never say that you will have some money from the total ammount they get with ads, and stuff. If you want 100% of control of your data, that's simple: don't give your data to any service. "All software must be free and open source". Meh. WTF are you? A f*cking communist? I mean, if all software was free, so there's no money for the developers. They work only to know you're happy. Sure... Do the world a favor. Die.

Aghares said,

Looks like someone should stop using internet. When you sign up for any service, you know you accept some terms of use. And they never say that you will have some money from the total ammount they get with ads, and stuff. If you want 100% of control of your data, that's simple: don't give your data to any service. "All software must be free and open source". Meh. WTF are you? A f*cking communist? I mean, if all software was free, so there's no money for the developers. They work only to know you're happy. Sure... Do the world a favor. Die.

LOL You clearly do not comprehend English and the context of my post. Read it again fool.

If you want to understand what ****ing Eric Schmidt said, read about rival and non-rival products. He is the trying to put client software developers out of business.

Does this make someone a communist for making all software non-rival? No. Is being a communist bad? No. Is taking things out of context good? No.

Edited by Jebadiah, Jul 18 2011, 10:02pm :

EmilyTheStrange said,
nice, i cant wait to join AnonPlus, it would be nice to test it, it might be actually nice. maybe it will even look nice
Maybe it will get law enforcement on your back too.

Jebadiah said,
Maybe it will get law enforcement on your back too.

Right because it's automatically illegal to associate yourself with an organization or group. If that's the case, it should be illegal to join Neowin as it automatically brings down your IQ level when you read the droves of idiotic comments.

Azies said,
Right because it's automatically illegal to associate yourself with an organization or group.
Well, yeah, with certain groups. Certainly it puts you under suspicion, and depends on how you 'associated' yourself.

Azies said,

Right because it's automatically illegal to associate yourself with an organization or group. If that's the case, it should be illegal to join Neowin as it automatically brings down your IQ level when you read the droves of idiotic comments.

If social networking has done anything, it has brought your associations with various people, including criminals, terrorists, and others, public. Now you might naively reply by saying, "my profile on facebook and g+ is private". I wish you good luck with that naive reasoning.

Welcome to AnonPlus. This will be your future. This will be our future. Today, we welcome you to begin anew…to watch this glorious incipience happen - one upon which you will never turn your back on. Welcome to the Revolution - a new social network where there is no fear…of censorship…of blackout…nor of holding back. Life is what you make of it - and we are making it. As you step through into the coming weeks, months, and years with us…they will know that we've arrived. There will be no more oppression. There will be no more tyranny. We are the people and we are Anonymous. We have arrived.

AWK said,
Welcome to AnonPlus. This will be your future. This will be our future. Today, we welcome you to begin anew…to watch this glorious incipience happen - one upon which you will never turn your back on. Welcome to the Revolution - a new social network where there is no fear…of censorship…of blackout…nor of holding back. Life is what you make of it - and we are making it. As you step through into the coming weeks, months, and years with us…they will know that we've arrived. There will be no more oppression. There will be no more tyranny. We are the people and we are Anonymous. We have arrived.

Looks like AWK drank the Anon-aid!

AWK said,

Like the majority of fail posts on this topic.

oh fail fail fail fail. WHEN are people going to realise how sad the now popular usage of that word is.

Very poor sign of censorship in US internet. Don't know about QZone, but VKontakte is almost unmoderated.

coth said,
Very poor sign of censorship in US internet. Don't know about QZone, but VKontakte is almost unmoderated.

Google is a private company, not the government. Let's not start with the US bashing.

TRC said,

Google is a private company, not the government. Let's not start with the US bashing.

Oh Pish Tosh! Google wouldn't do this, if weren't for the govt. In fact, no other corporation would do such a thing, if it weren't for the govts. that force them to and if it serves their private needs.

Jebadiah said,
Oh Pish Tosh! Google wouldn't do this, if weren't for the govt. In fact, no other corporation would do such a thing, if it weren't for the govts. that force them to and if it serves their private needs.

If I owned a social networking site I'd ban anonymous.

Jebadiah said,
I just said that above. Please read again.

Well I must be dumb or something because I still don't get how you said that.

Jebadiah said,
Oh Pish Tosh! Google wouldn't do this, if weren't for the govt. In fact, no other corporation would do such a thing, if it weren't for the govts. that force them to and if it serves their private needs.

No. It's Google. Twitter is US based and allows Anon. Explain that. Google allows you to search and find various Anon-related sites and don't block on that keyword. Explain that.

Perhaps anon was not banned from G+ even because they were Anon, but because Anon isn't a person. Google does not want non-people like organizations to sign up yet.

Northgrove said,

No. It's Google. Twitter is US based and allows Anon. Explain that. Google allows you to search and find various Anon-related sites and don't block on that keyword. Explain that.

Perhaps anon was not banned from G+ even because they were Anon, but because Anon isn't a person. Google does not want non-people like organizations to sign up yet.


What part of "serving private needs" do you not understand? When we talk about private needs of corporations, it's the needs of the top 1% of the corporation.

lol... anonymous socialization?
that would be like asking your neighbors if you can buy weed when they dont even know who you are.

Wouldn't surprise me if they end up stealing all eventual users data, you know just to show "HAHA, look what big evil corporations can do when you sign up for their site!!"...

Seetheworldsecond said,
I 'm looking forward to joining the Anonymous Social Network.

You want to join a terrorist organization? That is sweet.

Unix2 said,

You want to join a terrorist organization? That is sweet.

I think he was more referring to how stupid it sounds saying "Anonymous Social Network".

Cyberterrorism is the use of Internet based attacks in terrorist activities, including acts of deliberate, large-scale disruption of computer networks, especially of personal computers attached to the Internet, by the means of tools such as computer viruses.

It don't sound like he is wrong?

Edited by Eric, Jul 18 2011, 2:25am :

tanjiajun_34 said,

Cyberterrorism is the use of Internet based attacks in terrorist activities, including acts of deliberate, large-scale disruption of computer networks, especially of personal computers attached to the Internet, by the means of tools such as computer viruses.

It don't sound like he is wrong?


That's because we've distorted the term "terrorism" so much since 9/11 that it's lost all meaning. It's kinda like "the cloud" now.

Terrorism the root word terror which also could mean terrorizing people and it could also be done on the internet or in real life maybe you should get back to school.

Edited by Eric, Jul 18 2011, 2:46am :

tanjiajun_34 said,

Cyberterrorism is the use of Internet based attacks in terrorist activities, including acts of deliberate, large-scale disruption of computer networks, especially of personal computers attached to the Internet, by the means of tools such as computer viruses.

It don't sound like he is wrong?

+1

Fezmid said,

That's because we've distorted the term "terrorism" so much since 9/11 that it's lost all meaning. It's kinda like "the cloud" now.

Lakitu was a cloud terrorist.

tanjiajun_34 said,

Cyberterrorism is the use of Internet based attacks in terrorist activities, including acts of deliberate, large-scale disruption of computer networks, especially of personal computers attached to the Internet, by the means of tools such as computer viruses.


It don't sound like he is wrong?

Taught by the experts of terrorism, the United States?

Azies said,
Taught by the experts of terrorism, the United States?
Regardless of if that was true (it's not), it has no relevance to the definition of terrorism.