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After years of receiving complaints that its policies put users at risk, Google said today that it has eliminated the requirement that people use their real names on Google+. The real-name policy, which debuted with the launch of Google+ three years ago, was designed to create a network that looked like Facebook. "But it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names," the company said today in an unsigned post on Google+. The policy generated criticism from privacy advocates and journalists who argued that it threatened to expose people who had valid reasons for wanting to use pseudonyms.

 

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http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/15/5902921/google-will-stop-forcing-you-to-use-your-real-name

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Can Google stop trying to force me to use google+ altogether?

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Can Google stop trying to force me to use google+ altogether?

You mean you don't want to be a part of a social network that nobody uses?

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You mean you don't want to be a part of a social network that nobody uses?

Nobody uses? There are tons of users, though still not as popular as Facebook. Anyways, I do not like how Google is basically forcing you to use a G+ for such things like commenting on Youtube. I get they're trying to integrate their products, but not everyone wants a G+ account. 

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Nobody uses? There are tons of users, though still not as popular as Facebook. Anyways, I do not like how Google is basically forcing you to use a G+ for such things like commenting on Youtube. I get they're trying to integrate their products, but not everyone wants a G+ account. 

I know, I just saw irony, and couldn't resist

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If people are worried about being "exposed", then they shouldn't be using the service.

I could care less either way. If you want "real" privacy don't post your whole life on the internet.

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i certainly do not want the G+, the only reason i made one was because Google was force-integrate it for my YouTube, and even now i regret that my hasty decisions.

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i certainly do not want the G+, the only reason i made one was because Google was force-integrate it for my YouTube, and even now i regret that my hasty decisions.

It's one of the reasons I deleted my youtube account, (I had to go back and set up another one, but don't comment with it)

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Wait, G+ required real names?

 

I must admit, I've never actually met Darth Vader, but I guess he could exist... in multiple cities. :laugh:

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