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On Pseudonyms: Transparency And Free Expression Are Not Mutually Exclusive

3 years agoTechnology : TechCrunch

The debate on pseudonyms persists in the NY Times, as Google continues to eject pseudonymous accounts from Google Plus. Google crafted its Common Names Policy in order to promote trust and transparency, hoping to mitigate spam and flame wars. But the backlash has been strong from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (in this eloquent statement) and others as they advocate for those who need pseudonyms to express themselves without fear of being ostracized, fired, arrested or physically targeted.
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Google+ Allows Pseudonyms, But Only If They’re “Established”

Technology : TechCrunch (3 years ago)

Google's Bradley Horowitz just announced that as part of a more "inclusive" naming policy, Google+ will now be allow people to employ pseudonyms as their user names. The company's previous insistence on real names has been the subje... Read Post

In a Switch, Google Plus Now Allows Pseudonyms

Technology : Bits (3 years ago)

Changing course, Google Plus will allow people to use pseudonyms, but it will require some users to prove that they use the name elsewhere in government documents, online or in published material. It is the latest step in a continui... Read Post

Changing Your Name in Google+: What You Need to Know

Technology : Net Work (4 years ago)

Google+ is continuing to make waves and alienate users with its "real name" policy. If you are using a pseudonym, you might want to consider changing your name before your Google+ account gets shut down. Read Post

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