As some here may know, I am not [color=FF0000]yet a supporter of "anonymous" actions.
While i would like to beleive that thier intentions are worthy of all of our support, for me, there are too many questions unanswered.
My hope is that any member of anonymous who would read this understands that this thread is not intended as a flame nor as a promotion of said
activities, merely a means of addressing concerns that have developed.
I also hope that any member of anonymous would embrace this idea in order to better convey thier message to people who may share this concern.
Some may say my reasons are invalid but i will show why i feel the way i do as best i can;
Though most of my suspicions originated from the information in this thread, from before anonymous grew to what it is now (publicly)
While most of this information is subjective and the sources reliability are unknown to me i still think it something to at least concider, and in
addition, i find that many other people(in and outside of ATS) also have thier doubts and suspicions.
So, Anonymous, here is your chance to show people your intentions are what you say, its easy, like an interview, an opportunity for the "collective"
to appeal to the public.
[color=FDD017]I also urge other members who read this to add thier input and inquiries whether for or against the cause.
Here are some questions i have;
[color=6698FF]Given the information in the above links;
[color=FFFF00]Are there members of the collective who beleive that there may be rogue hackers either inside or out of the group working with or for
any government groups such as the CIA, FBI ect.?
[color=FFFF00]If so, is there anything that the collective can do to ensure that those individuals/groups do not succeed?
[color=FFFF00]Is there any effort withing the collective to either confirm or disprove these accusations?
[color=6698FF]Given the reports and instances of the theft and misuse of personal and financial
information[color=FF0000]"allegedly"[color=6698FF] taken during some of the past operations;
'Anonymous' hacks US law enforcement sites, steals data
Anonymous Strikes Deus Ex, Eidos
"The loose-knit international hacking collective posted a cache of data to the Internet early Saturday, including emails stolen from officers,
tips which appeared to come from members of the public, credit card numbers and other information."
Hacker Raids Sony Videogame Network
"Chat logs obtained by KrebsOnSecurity.com reveal that the hackers possibly stole source code of several Eidos titles (including the new Deus Ex),
around 9,000 resumes, and the personal info of at least 80,000 users registered with the Deus Ex website."...
"There are also threats that the solen information will be released online for other malicious hackers to use and enjoy."
"A hacker stole the names, birth dates and possibly credit-card numbers for 77 million people who play online videogames through Sony Corp.'s
[color=FFFF00]Are there members of the collective who are concerned about this type of activity?
[color=FFFF00]If so, are there any members of the collective who maintain the interest of protecting the public and are doing anything to protect
Im gonna leave it at that for now, but i know that more questions will arise, i hope that any member of anonymous who chooses to take the time to
address these concerns will ask other members to come and add thier insight as well.
I also ask that anyone who reads this who may have questions or concerns add those perspectives to the conversation.
[color=green1]Thanks in advance to all who take part
edit on 19-8-2011 by RadicalRebel because: to correct
edit on 19/8/11 by masqua because: Partially edited All Caps in title