Anonymous starts its own social network AnonPlus

18 Jul 2011

After being booted off Google+ and having the further indignity of losing its Gmail account, hacker group Anonymous has launched its own social network AnonPlus.

“There will be no more oppression. There will be no more tyranny. We are the people and we are Anonymous and we have arrived,” the hacker group said on a mockup of what AnonPlus will look like.

While a social network is typically all about identity, AnonPlus, it seems, will be all about preserving anonymity.

According to a post on the page, development teams have already been assembled and will work to a timetable.

The group said on its Tumblr page over the weekend that it didn’t take the group long to be banned from Google+ and its Gmail account has also been taken down.

The hacker group hit the headlines last week after it revealed 90,000 US military emails and passwords.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years