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Google+ will stop forcing you to use your real name

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techbeck    5,008

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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blank    1,278

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

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+The Evil Overlord    17,478

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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tsupersonic    1,327

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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+The Evil Overlord    17,478

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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farmeunit    454

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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Torolol    926

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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+The Evil Overlord    17,478

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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Raa    1,407

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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