It seems like Anon is not as dead as people thought. They just hacked open and took over the site for panda security
LulzSec =/= Anonymous
They are a splinter faction of Anonymous that went a different direction.
Yeah but isn't anyone who claims to be a member of anonymous a member by default? if the group has no definition than surely anyone who claims to be a member, is one.
Anonymous is an idea, not a group.
of course one might say to be a part of anonymous is just the reflection of sharing the idea, but you can say all you want, if you do not truly share the idea (but lie about it to get in touch with Anons and "associates" to jail them, for example because you work for a government organisation) you just don't - i think that's the idea behind an... idea
although you can very well be part of an organsiation but not truly share their goals and ideas
aah damnit, it's somewhat getting down to semantics, screw that:
Anonymous is an idea, not a group - you cannot be part of an idea, but you can be part of a group
as to the Anonymous haters, it being shitty that "they" ask for transparency while hiding themselves: "they" do it because there is no other possibility at the time being - as this thread shows, if your name's known you may get imprisoned; and you cannot do shit when in jail
so "they" have to somewhat hide themselves and be only as transparent as "they" can afford, for now.
Anonymous is aware that there'll always be people who talk, or means to get them talking, so until a safe environment is created, "they" cannot expose themselves - actually it's pretty smart, because self-aware, i'd say
and no, Anonymous is not after your credit card information; that is not the idea, from what i gathered from some of "their" transparently