With Pastebin plans to monitor the site’s content for “censorship,” the hacker group Anonymous complained regarding this earlier this month. With what the group comes up with in order to have an alternative is that it has teaming up with the People’s Liberation Front (PLF), and launching AnonPaste. AnonPaste features the basic functionality including the ability to expire a paste after 10 minutes, one hour, one day, one month, one year, or never.
The Anonymous and PLF wants to emphasize the following five AnonPaste features:
- No connection logs, period.
- All pastes are encrypted BY THE BROWSER using 256 bit AES encryption. This means there is no usable paste data stored on the server for the authorities or anyone else to seize.
- No moderation or censorship. Because the data on our servers is unreadable by us (or anyone), the responsibility for the legality or appropriateness of any paste lies solely with the person posting. So there will be no need for us to police this service, and in fact we don’t even have the ability of deleting any particular paste.
- No advertisements. This service will be totally user supported through donations. Links for this are available on the web site.
- Built in URL shortener for the convenience of people posting.
According to the two groups, AnonPaste is built using open source software called ZeroBin, a “minimalist online pastebin where the server has zero knowledge of pasted data.”
Here’s how the two groups announced the new site, on AnonPaste:
As many might be aware, PasteBin has been in the news lately for making some rather shady claims as to what they are willing to censor, and when they are willing to give up IP addresses to the authorities. And as a recent leak of private E-Mails show clearly, PasteBin is not only willing to give up IP addresses to governments – but apparently has already given many IPs to at least one private security firm. And these leaked E-Mail’s also revealed a distinct animosity towards Anonymous. And so the PLF and Anonymous have teamed up to offer a paste service truly free of all such nonsense.