British Government Ignore Anonymous Hackers’ Threat: Plans for Social Media Bans Proceed
Home Secretary Theresa May has confirmed that the UK government is proceeding with its plans to grant police the power to block "trouble makers" from social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook despite the Anonymous collective's "warning" not to do so. SFist

Anonymous has issued a series of statements alleging it has entered the final planning stages for its involvement in Adbusters' Occupy Wall Street Protest.

The protest is set to begin on 17 September and will see an as yet unknown number of protesters descend on Wall Street, pitch tents and mount an ongoing sit-in-protest.

Via a series of statements released across the group's numerous Twitter accounts and AnonOps website, Anonymous has since confirmed it will carry out its threat.

"Preparing everything for Saturday. Meanwhile, an article about the new U.S. censorship law - EXPECT US! >>," read one of Anonymous tweets. "ARRIVING NY! Expect us!!!"

Hacker collective Anonymous first announced its involvement in Adbusters' campaign in a video message released late in August.

"On 17 September Anonymous will flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, put up peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. Once there we shall incessantly repeat one simple demand in a plurality of voices; we want freedom," read the Anonymous video's computerised voice.

On its AnonOps website Anonymous cited a series of undisclosed actions perpetrated by "corrupt" governments and corporations as its motivation for the sit-in.

Because of this, though the first video did not name the exact companies and banks or actions that have led to its protest, the new operation is commonly viewed as an extension of Anonymous' ongoing Operation Anti-Security.

The operation began in June when alongside LulzSec, Anonymous declared war on the world's banks and governments.

In the statement accompanying the announcement Anonymous cited corporations' and governments' infringement on what it takes as fundamental human rights as its primary motivation for enacting hacks and protests.

"As we're aware, the government and whitehat security terrorists across the world continue to dominate and control our Internet ocean. Sitting pretty on cargo bays full of corrupt booty, they think it's acceptable to condition and enslave all vessels in sight.

"Together we can defend ourselves so that our privacy is not overrun by profiteering gluttons. Your hat can be white, gray or black, your skin and race are not important. If you're aware of the corruption, expose it now, in the name of Anti-Security," read LulzSec and Anonymous' statement.