Anonplus

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Anonplus is the social networking service that Anonymous decided to launch,[1] after Your Anon News was banned from Google+ on 15 July 2011.[2] Anonymous defines Anonplus as a "new social network where there is no fear...of censorship...of blackout...nor of holding back." Anonplus has the goal of creating a decentralized and secure social network where the privacy of the users is valued.[3]

Attack on Anonplus[edit]

On the 21st of July, 2011, Anonplus was hacked by rival hackers. A group of hackers apparently based in Turkey replaced AnonPlus's main webpage with an image of a dog wearing a suit, mocking the more normal Anonymous logo, and messages in Turkish and English.[4]

Current state[edit]

The social networking site is still in development.[5] However, their website was updated on the 13th of November with a press release which mentioned that the project had entered an invite-only beta phase. According to this document, the project entered this beta phase on the 5th of November. The document also explains that it has become a goal of the project to target censorship.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tweet from @AnonPlus, 16 July 2011
  2. ^ Tumblr post of Your Anon News, 15 July 2011
  3. ^ Anonplus Project and Network Plans, August 2011, retrieved 21 November 2011 
  4. ^ "AnonPlus, Anonymous's social network, is hacked", nakedsecurity.sophos.com, 21 July 2011
  5. ^ Twitter feed of @AnonPlus
  6. ^ Anon+ News, November 2011, retrieved 21 November 2011 

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