Google has received complaints for a long time, indicating that its policies put users at a high risk. And in response, Google has today announced on its blog that it has removed the 3 year old requirement that people use their real names on Google+. This also affects YouTube as well. We guess Google anticipated to have a Facebook like social network. According to the blog, this requirement ” 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+. People like. Privacy advocates and journalists argued that it threatened to reveal people who had sensible reasons for wanting to use anonyms IDs. Basically Google + will now allow you to use ‘Fake Names’ if you desire.
In Google’s response, they have gradually relaxed restrictions on the policy, allowing YouTube users and brand pages to select any names they desire. They also admitted that their names policy has been unclear, and this has led to some unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users including here at techjaja.
“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.”