Online activist group Anonymous has once again changed tactics in its campaign to support Wikileaks, eschewing web-based attacks. At least one faction of the group has urged supporters to plaster the streets with pro-Wikileaks propaganda on 18 December.
"Just don't use my name, OK, please?" said the person on the other end of the phone. "I don't want this to get out." His cause for concern? He'd helped produce some innocuous content - nothing actionable legally in any way - for "Anonymous", the vague online group spawned by Chan's forums. The real reason he was worried wasn't that he thought law enforcement might find out. He was worried about other people in Anonymous finding out - because in that group, to stand up and identify yourself is seen as the worst thing you can do. Stripping off the Anonymous mask is viewed as a form of betrayal by the wider group.