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Wired Writer Embeds Herself With Anonymous But Won’t Know Who They Are

by | 19th, October 2011

WANT to know who Anonymous are, the shadowy group of hackers? Quinn Norton is here to help. He’s going to tell Wired readers just how Anonymous work and create a “concise history of the lulzy collective…explain their social structure, and [d]ocument their exploits and raids as they arise.

Only, none of them will be famous. You see, Norton will not reveal the identity of the group.

As she says:

“I will never seek to unmask any Anons.”

Norton tells Gawker:

I not only plan on not revealing identities, I plan on not knowing them. In fact, i’ve told the Anons I’m working with that if I find out who they are, I’ll stop working with them. I don’t believe the story I’m writing requires it. This is in part to protect them, in part to help build relationships with them as sources, and above all to avoid any personal entanglements with law enforcement.

So. How will know to trust them as sources if you do not know who they are and they do not trust you to revels themselves?

 

 



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