Anonymous plans AnonPlus after being kicked out of Google+
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The hacktivist group Anonymous has been kicked off Google+ and in response, the group is looking to build its own social network called AnonPlus.
All of Anonymous’ other Google accounts -- Gmail, Google Calendar, Picasa, YouTube, etc. -- have been suspended as well, because all Google products are linked together (so play nice on there, Google users).
Anonymous announced the suspension on a Tumblr blog, but it didn’t say exactly why it lost Google product privileges, writing simply: ‘Didn’t take long to get banned from Google+ our Gmail is also gone…'
A screen shot of a message from Google posted on the account for ‘Your Anon News’ said:
Your profile is suspended After reviewing your profile, we determined that some of the posted content (eg. Text, images) violates out Community Standards. If you believe that your profile has been suspended in error, or you have recently edited your profile to comply with our Community Standards please submit your profile for reconsideration. Your profile will be reviewed again and unblocked if it complies with our Community Standards.
At AnonPlus.com, Anonymous has listed 17 members who it says will develop AnonPlus.
‘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.’
If and when the social network gets up and running, it probably won’t have Google+ integration.
-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles