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SourceForge pulls Anonymous OS from site

SourceForge has taken down an operating system purportedly developed by the Anonymous activist group, over concerns about its safety and veracity
Written by Michael Lee, Contributor on

The controversial Anonymous-OS has been removed from SourceForge after the hosting platform questioned the transparency of the project and stated that users could be at risk by downloading it.

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SourceForge has taken down an operating system purportedly developed by the Anonymous activist group, over concerns about its safety and veracity. Image credit: Anonymous OS

The organisation said that it had initially allowed the operating system to be hosted, but that it now thought the name had been misleading.

"By taking an intentionally misleading name, this project has attempted to capitalise on the press surrounding a well-known movement in order to push downloads of a project that is less than a week old," SourceForge wrote on its blog.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see SourceForge dumps Anonymous-OS on ZDNet Australia.


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