Social Networking Website by 'Anonymous' Hacktivists against Google+

AnonPlus: Social Networking Website announced by 'Anonymous' Hacktivists against Google+

The infamous hacktivist group Anonymous has announced its own social networking website, AnonPlus, after being banned from Google+ social network.

Google+ has recently been enforcing a policy of shutting down profiles which contain fake names or those that represent organisations rather than individuals, so it's not exactly surprising to see Anonymous-related profiles being zapped.

Google in a recent move, not obly kicked Anonymous out of its newly launched social network, Google Plus, but also blocked their primary access to all of its services including Gmail, Google Calendar, Picasa, YouTube, etc. Because all Google products and services are intergrated together and drive through its primary Gmail account.

Anonymous announced the suspension on a Tumblr blog, but it is not clear exactly why their Google account is suspended. A screen shot of the message from Google posted on their Google+ account Your Anon News says:

AnonPlus: Social Networking Website announced by 'Anonymous' Hacktivists against Google+
On, Anonymous has listed a team of 17 Java developers, who it says will develop AnonPlus, alongwith its manifesto Social Networking Anonymously, saying:
This lil info dump of a site is here simply to dispence info, soon the actual site will go up and you can begin to interact with it," Anonymous said on the site. "This project is not overnight and will take many of those out there who simply want a better internet. We will not be stopped by those looking to troll or those willing to stop the spreading of the truth. One thing i would like to point out that this project is for ALL people not just anonymous, this idea is a presstorm idea and only takes the name anon because of the Anonymity of the social network.
However, experts doubt that Anonymous have enough capacity, resources and infrastructure to take this challenge to success. Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant at Sophos, wrote on his Naked Security bog:
Yes, Google - with all the resources it has available - appears to have done a good job with Google+, but surely a loosely-knit amateur collective like Anonymous, which rejects organisational constructs, will have a much steeper challenge.

It will be interesting to see if AnonPlus becomes popular if/when it launches with the very people it is intended to help - those who are being prevented by oppressive regimes from sharing information freely and safely with the rest of the world.
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