The burden of proof is on you to prove that there's an organization which encompasses all of Anonymous. Good luck with that...
Your virtual machine won't necessarily stop the software from doing what it wants to do, especially if your virtual machine has network access. It can spread viruses on your LAN, etc. I'm assuming you don't reverse engineer all the software you download, so you're still at risk even if you run it on a VM first.
I don't think malware means what you think it means. If a program does exactly what it advertises and no more, it's not malware even if it does stuff that other people wouldn't like.
Thats a really shitty definition of malware. Especially once you consider the fact that the program might advertise everything it does, but not until its too late. And since I am a complete moron I give the VM complete LAN acces, and admin access too all the PCs on it. I also eat paint chips. What kind of question is that? The VM doesn't have access to squat. I don't even let it think it has a network card.
Relevant because? An organization has to let you take stuff? I will let my job know they aren't a real organization then. I can't take anything at all. Same countless others that don't hand out freebies. I can't even begin to understand what you are even trying to get at here.
No it isn't as that has never been my argument. Read my posts. Notice the use of the word cell? That wasn't accidental. That was quite intentional. Assuming the monker is willingly asscoiating with all past actions. That is how public perception works, and everyone understands that. You don't slap the name of a known group on your cell of hackers and then get all shocked when people associate you with them. It is done intentionally.
Once again, just because the cells are independant does not mean they are not real. That is a ridiculous claim. You can say there is no over arching direction, but it is an organization with stated goals and everything. Seems pretty obvious.