All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘real names’

Google Abandons Real Name Policy for Google+, Apologizes for the Confusion

After years of complaints from users, Google has finally caved and dropped the real name policy that governed Google+, which in turn affected many other Google entities. In an apologetic post, Google admits that their name policy has “been unclear” and that it has led to “unnecessary difficult experiences for some.” “For this we apologize, and we hope that today’s …

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Facebook Stops That Weird “Is This Your Friend’s Real Name” Survey

It’s not likely that you’ll receive a message from Facebook asking you to rat on one of your friends, as the company has confirmed that a recent test involving users’ real names has been completed. Last week, Facebook began sending survey questions to a small percentage of users. The prompt read “Help us make Facebook better” and asked users “is …

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