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Hacker group Anonymous gets blocked from Google+, will develop their own social network


Renowned hacker group Anonymous revealed yesterday that its Google+ profile has been removed and that their Gmail account has been blocked as well. Google claims that the profile and account go against "Community Standards" and has shut down most, if not all, profiles related to Anonymous. 

As a result of being blocked, Anonymous says that they have organized against Google+ and will be developing their own social network, dubbed "AnonPlus."

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 has the Anonymous logo, the text that is above, a link to the dev forums, and a version number (0.1). From what we can tell, Anonymous is taking this pretty seriously. 

What do you think? Was Google right in blocking Anonymous' profiles? What do you think about AnonPlus?

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