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Windows 7: Google reverses 'real names' policy, apologizes

15 Jul 2014   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Google reverses 'real names' policy, apologizes

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In a dramatic turnaround from policy created — and enforced — three years ago, Google has now reversed its "real names" policy. Users can now use any name they want across Google services.

The company announced, "there are no more restrictions on what name you can use."

A post Tuesday afternoon on Google's own Plus account apologized for the policy, saying:

Quote:
When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on your profile. This helped create a community made up of real people, but it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names.

(...) Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use.

We know you've been calling for this change for a while. We know that our names policy has been unclear, and this has led to some unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users.

For this we apologize, and we hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be.

Thank you for expressing your opinions so passionately, and thanks for continuing to make Google+ the thoughtful community that it is.
Read more at: Google reverses 'real names' policy, apologizes | ZDNet


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15 Jul 2014   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

It tooks them three years.....!
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15 Jul 2014   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hard to believe Google has opened their eyes to too much information is a bad thing on the net,
One day possibly they will also discover having a google account/ email to use youtube is also a zero net gain,
Cheers.
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16 Jul 2014   #4
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Three words: About damn time.
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16 Jul 2014   #5
Jonguy30

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Now this is good news indeed. I'm glad they decided to drop it.
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16 Jul 2014   #6
Iforgot

Win7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hard to believe Google has opened their eyes to too much information is a bad thing on the net,
One day possibly they will also discover having a google account/ email to use youtube is also a zero net gain,
Cheers.
Probably not...
Just the bean counters saying, we need more.
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16 Jul 2014   #7
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

They have everyone's name and address on file now, so aliases don't worry them anymore.
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16 Jul 2014   #8
margrave

Size 12
 
 

Too late. I'm 100% out of google.
My email is elsewhere.
My storage is elsewhere.
My search is elsewhere.
I trust the NSA more than I trust google. (Well, maybe not MORE. Merely "just as little".)
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16 Jul 2014   #9
Jonguy30

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

What about video hosting and viewing? Youtube is still #1 and there's really no real alternative to YT out there. Unless you simply don't use it, because recent redesigns have made it horrible.
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18 Jul 2014   #10
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

I was supposed to use my real name on google?
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