Google+ to Stop Enforcing Real Names

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ChatterboxChuck

You are all funny, you use the Internet and then worry about someone having all your info. Unless you are a true hacker and have the knowledge to keep your info offline and out of the hands of those who would try to get it, your info will be out there regardless.

Get over it already. If someone wants your info, they will get it, online or not.

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bloodgain

You don't even have to use the Internet for your info to be on it. Your information is out there whether you are or not. Unless you're a hermit with no history, somebody has your information on a web-connected server.

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Vano

In that case I might consider join after all.

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aarcane

Google+ gets a +1 from me on this one.

 

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livebriand

Guys, just use fake info, how will they know? As for a texting number for verification, just use textfree, and there ya go. (youtube now requires it, I imagine Google+ does too)

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haboh

Pretty sure I just gave a completely made up phone number. And my name is not real but they didn't seem to notice or care anyway

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

You have to give a phone number just to get an account, so they probably already have your name, address, social security, credit history--basically everything there is to know about you. Google's goal is to own humanity or something. I don't see this being much of an obstacle.

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thetechchild

Don't see how the SSN factors in, since that's pretty much illegal.

The name, address, and credit history are available somewhere online no matter what, so I don't find the idea of Google knowing those to be unlikely at all.

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