LulzSec gets Google+ boot
Hacker group LulzSec ("the world's leaders in high-quality entertainment at your expense") has had its initial Google+ account nixed this week, though LulzSec has quickly and brashly re-emerged with a new one.
LulzSec appears to have fallen victim to Google's purge of accounts on its new Google+ social network that are based on profiles not associated with a real individual's name. The same fate befell fellow hacking group Anonymous last month, and the outfit responded by saying it was developing its own social network and that it knew of an "operation" being organized against Google+.
While LulzSec is feeling picked on by Google for its Google+ banishment ("G+ Didn't like us being a PIRATE -> G+ you cannot police the innerWeb"), the hacker group is far from alone in having its account suspended. Network World's own Julie Bort wrote late last month about how her account too was banned because of the name she has used on previous Google services.
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