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PrefaceHow can you have a social network when all the participants are anonymous? quiteeasily If you consider that our given names and physical identity are of noimportance in comparison to our ideas and aspirations, and that they are often usedas the tools to identify us in order to oppress our ideas and aspirations, it becomesreasonable to consider removing them from the equation so that ideas andaspirations may flourish unabated.Well after a rather chaotic Analysis phase we have emerged with some direction anda fundamental Semi-structured Design and Operational plan. With this now achievedthe group can now focus on prototyping and development. As much as this directionis needed to achieve the goals set out by Anon+, this process through to the firstpublic release will continue to be organic. This documents aim is to try and demystify some of the confusion surrounding the project over the past week and informeveryone to the groups progress. Some of the key achievements so far include:The establishment of a team of open source developers to start with the creation ofthe platform.The establishment of management in the form of office bearers to attain resourcesand assets for the projects development success. This team is also responsible toassess what problems stand in the way of progress find solutions as well organizeand assign tasks to other team members.The procurement of assets needed to support the general operation.Some key goals for the near future before July 30th• Establishment of a new secure server for operational and development team.This server location both online and geological to be kept Anonymous.• To form the financial committee from within the group.• To release news of the groups progress to the general public• Attain key date for first beta test release of the platform.• Establishment of new hosts for public forums and website.• To complete the bit miner client for down load to start raising funds for theproject.
So how did this all start?As some of you know we got banned from Google+ due to some of our content. What wedidn’t know at the time is that we were just one of a handful of Anonymous accountsthat were silenced. This is the sad fact of what happens across the internet whenyou walk to a different beat of the drum. We’ve all heard the stories of activists beingbanned from FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, and governments blocking their peoplefrom these sites as well through organized black outs. That day has came to an end.Not only did a few people organized an Operation against (sic) Google+, but wehave started to build our own Social Network.This is one social network that will not tolerate being shut down, censored, oroppressed – even in the face of blackout. We the people have had enough…enoughof governments and corporations saying what’s best for us – what’s safe for ourminds.The sheep era is over. The interwebz are no longer your prison.Welcome to Anon+ The Anon+ Promise Anon+ is free. and always will be. From the client to the updates, storage tosoftware.• Anon+ is fast to load, easy to use, available in most languages andaccessible to all.• Anon+ applications are all free and open source – so you can share themwith anyone you like, as often as you like.• Anon+ no user no operator or administrator will have no face and no race“Anonplus was meant to thwart government censorship – so that in the case of agovernment blackout – the people can still be heard. The people are so farestranged from their world governments that they do not have a voice – even outsideof revolution – therefore, they need an amplification tool without having to fearcensorship from both the government AND the social network/media that they arechoosing to use.This social network will also incorporate and facilitate an open source educationalenvironment allowing those who want, to further their knowledge of things that arerighted to them at birth without having to feed the machine thousands uponthousands of dollars to do so.This social network will allow open communication of ideas -and is essentially acyber-anarchy formatted environment whereas the people are the ones keeping thepeace in order via an “understanding,” rather than a “force” or “threat.” They will beable to achieve knowledge on how to defend themselves against those who wouldstand to oppose them in the chance that their liberty and freedom be threatened.This social network would allow open exchange of currency via alternative currencywithout feeding the grid – and those corporations that wish to strangle the averagecitizen’s wages without a conscience. The people would generate their own currency
and wage via alternative energy means such as wind, solar, and geothermal energy– and then any excess can be used for gain using a barter/trade system via thesocial network anonplus without fear of being penalized like ebay or other similarnetworks do.This social network is essentially: The activists dashboard. “ Operation Organization breakupPositions and Roles of the Management teamThe responsibility of these positions is to manage the project towards the successfulcompletion of its goals. The access levels for information exchange will be set on a 3tier system for access admin/developer/public levels 1,2,3.Monday – Admin MeetingsTuesday – Public Development UpdateThursday – Developer Meeting
Marketing and PR developmentMarketing for Anon+ will be clear and concise while remaining anonymous. For anyother social media venture that has ever happened there has always been a publicrelations representative to help get the message of their product to the members ofthe press. Anon+ will not have this role. Due to the fact that we’re are building Anon+anonymously we will turn to our web page (anonplus.com) and our twitter page(@anonplus) for regular updates about the on-goings at Anon+. This style ofcommunication will continue past the beta and public release of Anon+ to bring youupdates.Why we’ve decided to go this route when planning out our marketing strategy to staytrue to our product. We have all seen voids in the current social media landscape,especially when it comes to various activism groups using social media. This is whywe’re building Anon+. We are the faceless, voiceless people with no nationallyproviding an outlet; we aren’t not hero’s or business man and woman. Saying this,interviews will not be apart of our marketing strategy, and our official releases willonly be released from our website and twitter anonymously.To the members of the press that will want to keep their readers up to date withAnon+. We encourage you to follow our twitter account (@AnonPlus) and signing upfor our mailing list on AnonPlus.com. Our mailing list will let us email you all majorpress releases and white papers a day before we make them public. Please respectour wishes for no interviews by not asking for them, as we’ll say no. Thank you foryour understanding and for publishing our updates for your readers.
GovernanceAs Anon+ is a project of Anonymous we have and will need a little bit of organizationto rain in the chaos that is Anon. This project to be successful unfortunately willrequire a simple Code of Conduct (CoC). These are not rules but guidelines forusers and developers laid out to protect each other and to aid the developingprocess of the platform and system. Failure to adhere to these guidelines mightreduce your level of access to the system and hence the rest of the team..The CoC covers behaviour of members of the anon+ community, in any forummailing list wiki, web site and will allow us to work together to achieve our commongoal. - Be considerate - Be respectful - Be collaborative - When you disagree consult others - When you are unsure ask for helpBasic rule: Blend in with the crowd, disperse into the stream. Keep a low profile.Dont try to be special. Remember,when in Rome, do as Romans do. Dont try to be a smart ass. Feds are many,Anonymous is Legion, but you are onlyone. Heroes only exist in comic books keep that in mind! There are no old heroes;there are only young heroes and deadheroes. On saying no developer no admin no team member will speak in publicabout any information regarding Anon+ unless it is has been officially released. BeAnonymous!!Do not give any personal information on the IRC chat as it is public, you mom couldread what you write there and so could the Police. And don’t mention yourinvolvement with Anonymous in your real life.Basic Rule: Use as many security layers as possible. The question is not whetheryou are paranoid, but whether you are paranoid enough?∗ Encrypt your hard disk (Truecrypt : http://www.truecrypt.org .∗ Debian and other distros offer to encrypt the hard drive during installation. Use it.∗ Use a distro that boots from DVD/CD/USB.∗ Never ever keep logs.∗ Shutdown all unneeded services.
∗ Use a firewall, (and tail the output do you can see what happens every moment.)NOT FOR NEWBIES - Basicinfo could be read out of /var/log/auth.log for example but keep in mind that alreadycompromised systemswill likely have modified/wiped that.∗ If you detect any unwanted activity INSIDE your computer, shut down the Internet,and reinstall everything.∗ If you think your router might have been hacked, contact your ISP at once, reset it,and/or reinstall itsfirmware or buy a new one.∗ Public access points are perfect - just about. (Correlating logins with CCTV couldprove disastrous so security cameras should be avoided while using such freeservices). Cybercafés, McDonald’s, and many companies offer free internet access,remember though, not to surf those nets without a vpn and/or Tor.∗ Keep private keys (pgp gnupgp) in a removable device, and that removable deviceaway from curious eyes. Encrypt the private key before doing this.∗ Keep vpn certs away from curious eyes via removable device, or common hiddenfolders.∗ Never use the same users/passwords on reinstall. Take the time to create a newone each time.∗ Use random password generators.∗ BE paranoid. All rare activity in your computer must be checked and monitored.That will provide 2 things: knowledge once you identify it, and added safety
How will it work?The client first looks to see if one of the random support nodes are avail.If Support node is available make SSH Connection to node and place users hash inserver. Then grab neighbor hashes. Connect to neighbors and grab their hashs thuspopulating Anon+ network DB/If NO node is available use geoIP database to scan local ranges searching for otherusers. When found client connects to grab hashs and populate Network Database.http://dks.sics.se/JDHT/index.htmlUsing DHT we can transport keys to find/verify the clients and various other things.Once connected to the "network" many things must be put into consideration andone or more Super peers are created. There job is to mirror the otheres profileinformation to allow for faster and more stable content serving. The super peer willhave the profiles of all connected peers temp. stored on there HD in compressedform. The client will request and download the content with the help of all connectedpeers.
Development updateIt will sit perfectly on top of any internet connection creating its own blacknet.It will be able to host EDU and many other services from itself with modules that canbe added or taken away.Current Objectives - StatusWorking Proof Of Concept Router - 25%Encryption is Complete.
GeoIP Location classes Added.This router must follow these steps:1. Create Public/Private keyset. first time ran only.2. Create a socket on port whateveryouwant3. connect to another router on port whatever using DHT4. Using dht Router A connect to router B request public key.5. Router A encypts local ip with Router B public key and send to router B – DHT6. Router B Decrypts IP and adds to internal host.7. Router B Sends public key to router A8. Router B sends all internal IP DB to router A encypted. BitCoin Supporter Miner – 0%Just added waiting for dev responseTo help Get Anon+ and bitstorm online we are pushing to get a bitcoin minercompleted. This miner should be module based, run on ANY operating system andbe point and click. I.e.1. Person runs program.2. Person downloads module. Said module has pub/private key encryption ofinformation including bitcoin donation pool number and org name.3. Program tries to join pool , if successful start mining , if not check for othermodules to startThe bitcoin mining project will help fund cost for services and will be an option forsupporters instead of donations only.This is open to any language in which you can pull it off. This is a top priority , rightup there with the router. Geo IP Location Proof Of Concept - 95%obtaining and implementing in progressUse IP Geolocation DB to get list of local scannable IPs from clients local IP.Scan said network looking for open port whateverwechoosePort is random at this point just concentrate on the Geo IP Location.http://www.maxmind.com/app/javahttp://www.maxmind.com/app/geoip_resources
Java WebserverEasy to program but will allow locally hosted webservice (i.e. your profile) along withallow us to host blacknet only services. i.e. internal irc only accessible via Anonplusblacknet. Small Java WebserverThis is pretty self explanatory.http://fragments.turtlemeat.com/javawebserver.phphttp://www.jibble.org/miniwebserver/ Current Development Resources
Live Discussion and chatIf you would rather ask questions directly to the Anon+ Community, you can accessour Internet relay chat (IRC) channel. Simply join the #Anon+ channel onirc.mibbet.net or the #Anonplus and #anon+ channels on irc.anonops.li(Remember to be Anonymous)We also have 2 public forums and discussion can be found about the Anon+ projecthttp://nero.secondsource.info/p/forum/forum_viewforum.php?23%20http://s13.zetaboards.com/anonplus/index/(we do read these forums and take the serious comments seriously) Web SiteOur new website will be up by the middle of the week ending Friday the 23rd of July.The web site will be simple in function and in form and exist on a host to be decidedin the near future.The site will exist primarily to inform the general public of the progress of the projectno individual statements will be found on the site and any statements made by thegroup will made through the PR officer.The look of the website will follow general Anonymous style and include AnAnonymous logo.Links will also be included to the forums we use for discussion as well as links toAnonymous source technologies and other anonymous pages we wish to include.Presstorm will have a special link on the page as well.