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‘Anonymous’ launches social networking website AnonPlus

SAN FRANCISCO — Infamous hacker group Anonymous launched Monday its own social network after being rejected by Google’s freshly-launched online community. “Today we welcome you to begin anew,” the hacker alliance said at the website anonplus.com, which it described as a platform to distribute information. “Welcome to the Revolution –…

Hacker claims credit for WikiLeaks takedown

A computer hacker known as the “Jester” who calls himself a “hacktivist for good” is taking credit for temporarily taking down the WikiLeaks website. WikiLeaks.org came under a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Sunday shortly before it began releasing the first batch of some 250,000 US diplomatic cables. The “Jester,” a…