'The Guerrilla Underground Network (GUN) is an autonomous & rhizomal co-mutiny of resistance, & is open to all who seek social change from below.
You can customize your page, share photos, post your own videos and music, post blogs, start your own groups, CHAT, and much more! Feel free to invite your friends.
Obviously social networking (mapping) sites are sketch as fuck and should be approached with caution and the utmost security culture (see our Online Security discussion for tips on internet anonymity), but hey, it's better than facebook or myspace.
Hope to see you there.
SnitchWire STRONGLY cautions people to NOT USE this site. Here are our reasons for doing so.
1. It is hosted on a third party host (ning.com) (like Geocities or Blogger for social networking sites). This means that ALL information gathered by this site is viewable by a third party.
2. The domain registration information for Ning.com does not list any real names, only their postal address (735 Emerson St. Pal Alto, CA).
3. The property listed in the domain registration is owned by "Strategic Decisions Group" which sounds like an intel collection firm if we've ever heard of one. According to their website "Strategic Decisions Group is a strategy consulting firm renowned for its expertise in strategic decision-making, risk management, and shareholder value creation." On their website, they list their allies and customers. Among the list is Nuclear Power, known gentrifying forces, and pretty much anybody evil you can think of. They were targeted by Santa Cruz activists for their association with military recruiting centers.
6. Social networking in general is a bad idea. There's no reason to use it given the privacy you're giving up.
7. Tech collectives that have a long track record in the activist world such as Riseup.net already have social networking platforms such as crabgrass (we.riseup.net) if you really must use social networking.
8. Unlike Riseup and other activist-run services who encrypt the data on their servers and have vowed to protect their user information (and only gather it when absolutely necessary), Ning does not encrypt their information or at least I couldn't find any proof of it.
9. In their posts advertising their site, they encourage people to check out the "security advice" on their website, which suggests that people use a one-hop proxy to "protect their anonymity" but these proxies are completely worthless. They also provide non-https links to https://www.torproject.org and other legitimate anonymity/encryption systems, allowing an intermediary (such as the NSA) to see what you're doing on those sites with ease. It also allows an intermediary to inject a fake program in place of the real program without your knowledge.
Anybody with additional interesting information is encouraged to contact SnitchWire (at) gmail [ dot] com. If you get down with encryption, use our PGP key.